TV

Mar
22

2018
MAFS couples – are we moving too fast?

I like most other people have been caught up in the drama of Married At First Sight. I feel like it’s the drama associated with these marriages rather the marriages themselves that had us really hooked in. Whilst it is a show to find true love, the bold and the beautiful style plots have grasped a nation’s attention. Glued to this week’s final episodes, whilst the reality of more drama sank in, I was soon left with a pondering question about these relationships – are they moving too fast? It’s not the matches I am referring to, but the relationships that have appeared after the show. Whilst it seems couples like Charlene and Patrick and Telv and Sarah are settling in to life post experiment and working out kinks along the way, new couples Tracey and Sean, Carly and Troy seem to be moving along at a rapid speed as…

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Sep
27

2013
Who’s To Blame For Bad Body Image?

I am an advocate for positive body image. I am also finally to that point in life where I am trying harder to accept and love myself more and focus more on heath rather than vein changes. It’s not easy and I have my good days and my bad day but I am trying. In my pursuit of body acceptance, I have become more aware of my surroundings and the messages I am fed. Unfortunately, the industry I work in and love might be one of the things to blame.   In media, we are presented with an image of how a very small percentage of the world looks. There is probably 1% of the population that actually has that perfect look for TV, catwalk or the pages of magazine and the rest seem to spend their entire lives trying to achieve something that might not be naturally possible. If…

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Aug
28

2013
The Truth About Low Self Esteem

The other week my attention was grabbed when Sunrise decided to go makeup free for one hour of the show with hosts bearing all and showing what they really look like underneath their metaphorical mask. This was something I personally had always wanted to do, as I wish that younger women were aware of how much work goes into being presentable for TV.  When they compare themselves to people in the media, they are looking at a dangerous false reality. My only criticism of the stunt was I wish they would have done this for more than one hour and continued it on through the network for the day.   Recently, I saw a photo of Lisa Wilkinson on Instagram also bearing all and going makeup free and filter free. Again I applaud her, but this photo was also taken at a distance in dim lighting and it was not…

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Aug
05

2013
Australian Media Confused About Sex

I’m not sure if it’s the rhinestones or the abundance of fab gay men, but I am looking forward to seeing behind the candelabra, the Scott Soderbergh film about Liberace, which was rejected by US studios for being “too gay” and now can be seen on HBO as opposed to our silver screens, down under.   Recently I tuned into a great show called  ‘please like me,’  created by Josh Thomas,  where stereotypes of gay men are broken and important issues are explored with colourful and relevant characters to today’s society. The show however was pushed to ABC2 and was suggested it was also too gay for TV.  But the show has now been picked up by Pivot, a new US cable channel and will début in North America in August.  US viewers have already fallen in love with the show and the network is now co-producing the second season…

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