Every action is born of experience. The QUO curate stories that will help broaden our understanding of what is happening around us, and inspire action. Based on the lived experiences of our contributors, the stories here cover issues that are at the heart of our development as a community.
We all know that STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) fields remain dominated by men, particularly in the higher levels of academia. Kelly Wong, an online producer at Australia's Science Channel, talks all things science communication in plain English.
“It felt selfish because we are made to believe it is selfish. It made me so angry – a man politicising something they will never have to endure themselves.” Women share their lived experience of exercising their right to choose, despite abortion still being in NSW's criminal code.
Australian media personality and LGBTQIA+ advocate Julie McCrossin reminds us that we must be aware of the prejudices and discriminatory attitudes that exist amongst all of us; no matter how we identify ourselves.
"Amid the gradual deterioration of personal quality accompanied with the rising number of social conflicts in this city, the so-called ‘paradise’ by Hong Kongers has already vanished and become a sole memory to us." Protest artist Anita Lai shows us that in a city where only 0.03 percent of the electorate will be able to vote for the next incoming leader, art speaks louder than words.
Divya interviewed Tanya Jackson-Vaughan, the Executive Director of the Refugee Advice & Casework Service (RACS), on the impact of Immigration Minister Peter Dutton’s October 1 deadline for asylum seekers to apply for protection or face deportation from Australia.