Articles by: Robyn Harper
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by / on January 13, 2013 at 2:32 pm / in Gender, Sexuality

The Meaning of Marriage: In Pursuit of Justice

Follow more from Robyn here –> Gay Girl Revolution Is love the basis for every marriage? Is that why Ireland’s deputy head of government, Eamon Gilmore, in support of marriage equality, publicly announced that he did not think it was the job of the state to “determine who people should fall in love with, or who they should spend their lives with”? […]

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by / on April 29, 2012 at 11:02 am / in Gender, Parenting, Prejudice, Relationships, Sexuality, Society

An Open Letter to One Million Moms: Bullies by Another Name

Think about it. Are you teaching your children to embrace love, embrace acceptance and embrace each other? Or to fear change, fear diversity, fear difference, maybe even fear you? Will they join the bully in the schoolyard? Will they be the bully in the schoolyard?

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by / on April 20, 2012 at 1:10 am / in Country, Editorials, Miscellaneous, Prejudice, Sexuality, Society

A Thought on Marriage Equality: Please Stand for Our National Anthem

The hair on the back of my neck stood up. I looked around. I think it was the same for everyone. It got me thinking. A massive cheer erupted as it was drawing to a close. It broke my chain of thought. It was important, though. I knew I’d return to it. But at that moment, I was a patriot, […]

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by / on April 3, 2012 at 9:48 am / in Parenting, Relationships, Sexuality, Society

Mum Always Knows Best

True to her words, her mother stood at the door with open arms. She held Robyn as they both wept. It wasn’t sadness. It was relief. A weight lifted. It was love. That type that you only feel with your Mum.

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by / on March 21, 2012 at 6:36 pm / in Sexuality

Dear 15 Year Old Me. I’m writing to tell you: It Got Better

Dear 15 Year Old Me. I’m writing to tell you: It Got Better. Yesterday was a tough day for you. That time you spent in the bathroom will forever remain in your memory. You made your admission, to yourself. It was in your head before, but yesterday felt like your first real recognition of it. You held on to that […]

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