The growing threat of globalised white nationalism

All forms of extremism are forged through fear, manipulation and an acute empathy deficit, as was so repulsively demonstrated by the recent massacre of 50 Muslims in Christchurch, New Zealand. Cowardly, self-serving world leaders continue to deny the rise of white nationalism and far-right extremism - which leaves us, the people, to demand the fundamental deliberative of equality, love and tolerance of ourselves.

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The religion of Climate Change

I am not a religious person, in the sense that I am not affiliated with an organised religion - I do, however, acknowledge that there are billions of people that DO believe in organised religion and I respect their right to worship.

Surely then, in return, religious members from across the globe should be respecting my liberties to fight for a planet fit for my children to live in, love in and - should they wish to - worship in?

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Feminism vs Fashion

The 2018 Global Slavery Index report states that $127.7 billion worth of garments at risk of including modern slavery in their supply chain are imported each year by G20 countries. These imports help to bankroll a global economy that trapped 40.3 million people in modern slavery in 2016 - 71 percent of whom were women.

If you identify as a fashion-loving feminist, then you need to know the facts.

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Conscious consumerism

Did you know that throughout the holidays, Americans produce approximately one million tonnes of extra waste a week? Or that Australians throw away roughly 50,000 trees-worth of wrapping paper?. More alarming still is the realisation that these figures aren’t in isolation. They occur and, in fact, increase every single year.

So what can we do to stop this far-reaching festive fuck-up?

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Pathological narcissism in politics

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, Trump said that it is ‘a very scary time’ for young men and that women are ‘doing great’.

Wait, what? Seriously?!

Let’s take a look at Pathological Narcissists throughout history, in order to navigate our present political climate.

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The 12 with Josephine Aune

Josephine Aune, Fashion Editor at ELLE Sweden, is one cool and eclectic soul. Eternally inspired by the creative world around her, Josephine is an organic balance of soulful artist meets high-fashion savant.

Recently, while on hiatus from ELLE Sweden, Josephine has been purposefully and patiently pouring her soul on to canvas, creating her highly-anticipated collection of paintings, Just Like Sunshine Stains.

We asked Josephine The 12 . . .

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Tête-à-tête: Christina Dean

Hey remember that time you decided to pack it in as a dentist and save the world? Wait . . . what the?!

Meet Christina Dean, the Founder and Chair of Redress – the NGO with a mission to reduce waste in the fashion industry – and Co-Founder and CEO of The R Collective – the social impact up-cycled fashion brand, that debuted at Barneys New York and Lane Crawford.

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The 12 with Sal Morgan

Meet the unstoppable Sal Morgan. Sal has worked with some of Australia’s best designers, consulted to numerous international luxury brands, spent ten years in the bright lights of NY and LA, and then joined the Vogue Australia team.

Fast forward to 2017 when Sal launched her coveted collection of NEO/PREEN bags, which are made to last for generations.

We asked Sal The 12.

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The Hong Kong layover

They say a New York minute is a Hong Kong second . . . while my time keeping skills may not be able to verify this statement, I can verify that this cosmopolitan asylum with a population of more than 7.4 million people is definitely one of the world’s most incredible cities.

Headed to Hong Kong soon and need some direction? Then look no further . . .

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