pyrexia asked: superpower, blue, pretty hurts
Superpower: What cause(s) do you stand for?
Oh man where do I begin. I have a politics tag and a feminism tag, that’s a start. I talk about sexual assault and violence against women and the way we’re treating refugees and the stupidity of the East West Link all the goddamn time.
Structurally: The Greens, because they espouse the things I care about - treating all people with equal dignity and protecting the environment, and doing so in a very economically sensible and innovative way. Australia needs a third party alternative to the soulless Liberals and gutless Labor, and I genuinely believe that the Greens are that alternative.
Professionally I’d like to advocate for people in public housing. I’ve been doing that in a small way for months through Adam Bandt’s office, but a few weeks ago, on my first day volunteering in a community justice centre, a lady brought in photos of the sores up and down all her four children’s legs and feet from the mould in their house. DHS had just painted over it. I’ve written many advocacy letters to the Minister for Housing about mould but it was the first time I’d seen the physical effects and it’s stayed with me.
Blue: Do you want children?
Not really. I’m thinking about it more than I used to though. I scoffed weeks ago when a friend told me I’d be telling my grandchildren about protesting the East West Link, but today I thought about making a photo album of my protests and of being behind Adam on the telly so my kids can see me being all young and politically active.
Everyone thinks like that occasionally. But if I was in the right kind of relationship with the right kind of person at the right time then I’ve always known I might change my mind.
They’re big ifs.
Pretty Hurts: What are you most insecure about?
I don’t know. Things that spring to mind are my personality, the way my body looks on some days from some angles, underachieving. But compared to the way I used to be I may as well have no physical insecurities - I’ve grown up and my focus has changed from having a tiny waist and slim arms to just being healthy. I work as hard as I’m capable of working on the things I’m capable of changing. That’s all I can ask of myself.