Toil: A Poem by Caitlin McGregor

*trigger warning: sexual and physical abuse; violence against women, violence against children*   Toil   like stones being swallowed into a little girl’s stomach, a baby drops from its mother’s birth canal face first into a pit of barbed wire   I was raped on…

“Mr. Mingweasle’s Shop of Delectable Confections” by Nick Hadgelias

–A play in one act–   List of Characters:   Mr Artimous Mingweasle: A vendor of lollies. Owner of the shop situated in Melbourne’s decrepit back streets and laneways. Mr. Abbott: Prime Minister of Australia.   Interior of Mingweasle’s lollie shop. Afternoon.   Mr. Mingweasle…

IBYFM Sails Over to The Yorke Peninsula

  The excellent Karina Natt of the YP Country Times recently featured a write up on two of the IBYFM crew, Daniella and Ry– and all thanks to the wonders of social media.   QC Julian Burnside retweeted one of IBYFM’s call for art submissions…

We’ll Be Your New Home and Your First Mate

The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) is currently running its Winter Appeal 2014. Winter proves exceptionally tough for refugees who have little to no income and survive only because of the fantastic assistance the ASRC provides. Here is a message from the ASRC’s CEO, Kon Karapanagiotidis, explaining the importance…

MissChu: Dumplings not Detention Centres

Here is a beautiful TEDx talk someone from the IBYFM community has shared with us, where Nahji Chu discusses her Vietnamese food project: MissChu. It chimes so well with IBYFM’s main aim: to add to the asylum seeker discussion through creative means. For Chu, this involves developing…