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Keep the Change

Posted on October 14, 2015 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (152)

Do you ever feel like something’s coming? And after it happens, your life will never be the same? It’s my last year at Uni, and I’m getting to the point where all the “adult” figures in my life (am I an adult yet?) are asking about my graduation plans, and I’m about ready to give up and do another four years.



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Six Strategies for Self-Care

Posted on September 4, 2015 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Whether it’s a day that’s been particularly stressful, a series of events that suddenly pile up, or a chronic illness that just seems like too much today, it’s important to have options to make life more manageable. As you might tell from the name, self-care is a method of taking care of yourself! It’s not an elaborate plan, just a list of options that you can do to make yourself feel better. For those days when you’re sore, tired, achey, or just plain feel like ...

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Article on Changing Relationship Structures

Posted on July 7, 2015 at 1:50 AM Comments comments (2)

Hello all!

Just a quick link to an article on polyamory and changing relationship structures that features some comments and information about Imanadari from Nina, as well as some comments from Anne Hunter, a relationships coach from Melbourne. 

The article can be found here.

Robot Hugs on Harm Reduction

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (0)

This Robot Hugs cartoon does an excellent job of explaining what harm reduction is, and how a person can use harm reduction techniques when they are trying to limit harmful behaviour. Harm reducation emphasises that we don't have to perfect straight away when we are trying to stop or limit harmful behaviours, that these things take time and it's important to put safety procedures in place while we are still learning to reduce the dangerous behaviour.

The comic b...

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Active Consent Workshop

Posted on September 10, 2014 at 2:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Below are the handouts from a workshop on Active Content at the University of Sydney run by Nina Melksham.


Please note: You are welcome to opt out of any activity at any time, and Jo is available to help you if need to speak to somebody immediately.

Why is active consent important?

  • We live in a “coercion culture” - a culture that normalises and makes invisible many forms of coercive beha...
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An Alternative History of 90's Music

Posted on April 5, 2014 at 3:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Hello all! 

It's been a while since the blog has been updated. Why I hear you ask? Because we have been too busy doing interviews and writing for some other publications!

The lovely Jo MacDonald recently contributed to this brilliant article in the Sydney Morning Herald about 90's music, adding a much needed alternative feminist perspective to the piece. 

Check it out here -

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Mardi Gras Caption Contest!

Posted on January 13, 2014 at 11:50 PM Comments comments (3)

Mardi Gras is coming and we need your help! We need some same sex and poly themed postcards to let the world know that Imanadari Counselling is a fun (and safe) space for same sex attracted couples and poly peeps.

Help us caption our post cards with some same sex attracted and poly misunderstandings.

For example -

"And then I realised... I was caught in the lesbian web of death."

"And then I realised...that's not what drag racing me...

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Emotions and facial expressions may not be related

Posted on August 4, 2013 at 11:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Wow, an educational and fascinating article about the research of Professor Lisa Barrett, who believes that there may not be a universal facial expression for emotions such as disgust, anger or surprise.

Why is this such a big deal? Well, if you've ever been a client of mine, I'm sure you'll remember me asking you to communicate using "basic...

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The difference between being a "fat man" and a "fat woman"

Posted on July 30, 2013 at 9:00 PM Comments comments (0)

This fantastic article by Michael Young on "The Rainbow Hub" helps to hilight an all too common issue for people who identify or are perceived as women who may also struggle with their weight. 

Sterotypes about people whose bodies do not fit into the idealised norm abound. If you weigh more than the average person (or sometimes, even when you ARE th...

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The "lived experience" of sex and gender diversity

Posted on July 5, 2013 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Wanted to share this blog entry from "Head Above Water". Tommy spent three days dressing in women's clothing to see what kind of reactions he would get. His experience is a perfect example of a phenomenon called "Minority Stress Theory". 

I have been wanting to write about this for a while, and will hopefully have the chance to write ...

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