Meet the Female Tradespeople Making Domestic Violence Victims Feel Safe – Broadly


Published by Broadly VICE AU, March 1 2017.

by Sammi Taylor

For some women, especially survivors of domestic violence, having tradesmen in their homes is deeply uncomfortable. That’s where Australia’s new generation of female “tradies” comes in, simultaneously taking the fear away and driving a new wave.

Read the full story and view the photo essay online.

Oscar Winners Are Even Easier to Predict Than You Think, Study Says


Published by Broadly VICE AU, February 22 2017.

by Sammi Taylor

When it comes to diversity, Academy Members are living in La La Land.

As long as you’re an American actor in American film about a facet of American culture that resonates with old, white men, the chances of clutching an Oscar to your American bosom is firmly within your grasp, according to a new study by the University of Queensland in Australia.

Read the full story online.

Women want ‘pink viagra’ to make sex better, not more frequent – Broadly


Published by Broadly VICE AU, February 17, 2017

by Rebecca Kamm and Sammi Taylor

There were high hopes the arrival of “pink Viagra” would herald a blissful new age of pharmaceutically enhanced female libidos. But the uptake of flibanserin, approved by the FDA in 2015 for the treatment of low sex drive in women (also known as hypoactive sexual desire disorder), has failed to sparked the revolution it might have. The effects of the drug, which is currently being sold under the trade name Addyi, are reportedly small: somewhere between eight and 13 percent. Secondly, its potential side effects include nausea, sleepiness, and dizziness—decidedly unsexy states of being for most of us.

Read the story online.

Due to Amount of Unpaid Labor, Experts Say Women Should Have Shorter Work Weeks – Broadly


Published Broadly VICE AU, February 4, 2017

by Sammi Taylor

A new study has revealed what women already knew: Our health is being compromised by long-working hours combined with unpaid domestic duties.

The research, conducted by the Australian National University, shows that the healthy work limit for women is just 34 hours per week versus up to 47 hours per week for men—thanks to the time women lose on domestic and care duties.

Read the story online.

Mesmerising before and after photos of drag transformations – Broadly


Published by Broadly VICE AU, January 31 2017.

by Sammi Taylor

Everyone loves a good before and after, and the drag community is no exception.

#Dragformation is an ongoing project by Australian photographer Aaron Walker, who documents the transformation of the country’s diverse drag community in all its colorful glory.

Broadly caught up with him to ask about the thinking behind his big, bold photographic collection.

Read the story online at


Leaders in their field – The Warrandyte Diary


Published in The Warrandyte Diary, July 2016.

by Sammi Taylor

Every month, the Warrandyte Diary showcases the extraordinary talents and kind hearts of our community. We love highlighting the incredible work of locals and how their efforts are benefitting everyone.

Here we talk with two people not just doing their part for the community, but who are changing lives all around Australia and the world. Warrandyte may be better known for its artists, environment and cosmopolitan cafes, but now we’re known for being a home to leaders in scientific medical research and heart-warming charities. Meet Professor Doug Hilton and Dr Linda Worrall Carter, two Warrandytians making waves in the medical research community, with results having real-world impacts and which are changing lives.

Read the full interview online.