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Emma Lennon

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Emma Lennon is a passionate writer, editor and community development professional. With over ten years’ experience in the disability, health and advocacy sectors, Emma is dedicated to creating work that highlights important social issues.

Articles by Emma:

What is high-functioning depression, and do you have it?

What is high-functioning depression, and do you have it?

It’s a mental illness that often flies under the radar because high-functioning depression can involve someone suffering invisibly.

Jo Westh on how 4 Voices is helping vulnerable women

‘Everyone needs connection’: How 4 Voices is helping vulnerable women

Jo Westh is on a mission to address unjust hardships facing Australian women through her charity 4 Voices. Here's how she is helping them.

Why are thirty-something women in crisis?

Why are thirty-something women in crisis?

For many women in their thirties, the pressure to hit adult milestones is at odds with their personal values.

Rebecca Willink’s petition to end make-up discrimination gains traction

‘Urgent need for change’: Rebecca Willink’s petition to end make-up discrimination gains traction

A campaign to end make-up discrimination is gaining momentum, with supermarkets committing to a trial to sell products in dark shades.

Spinal cord injury prompts Dr Olivia Ong to prioritise own wellbeing

Paralysis to walking: How a spinal cord injury transformed Dr Olivia Ong’s outlook

Dr Olivia Ong was warned she may never walk again. Now she is leading the way for others to practice medicine from the heart.

How the pandemic has impacted female friendships

How the pandemic has impacted female friendships

The pandemic has shifted the dynamic of friendships for a lot of women, redefining the limits of who and what we care about.

When is it OK to ‘break up’ with family?

When is it OK to ‘break up’ with family?

With family, there’s an expectation to remain close regardless of toxic dynamics. But how do you know when it’s time to set firm boundaries?

Fallen out of love with a dream job? Here’s what you can do

Fallen out of love with a dream job? Here’s what you can do

If you’ve fallen out of love with a dream job, here’s some advice on how you can navigate the next steps.

Avoid acne: How to come off the pill without your skin breaking out

How to come off the pill without your skin breaking out

Just because you want to ditch your contraceptive pill doesn’t mean you have to battle with acne.