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Ashley Thomson

Ashley Thomson is the founding editor of Homer. He lives in Canberra, Australia.

Sep 19, 2017

#RoleModelReading: An interview with Richard Gadd

By Ashley Thomson

“Funnily enough, after opening up, I felt more empowered as a man than I have ever felt in my life. Facing fear and overcoming it led to a strength I did not know I had.”


Jul 02, 2017

The Homer Half-Hour Podcast #7: Rockstars!

By Ashley Thomson

Name a rockstar and we’ve name-dropped them on this new ep, where we try to figure out how yesterday’s and today’s rockstars have influenced accepted masculinities.


Jun 09, 2017

We’re hiring sort of!

By Ashley Thomson

We have two professional development opportunities for a Social Media Coordinator and an Assistant Editor. Apply now!


May 09, 2017

The Homer Half-Hour Podcast #4: The ANU Bar Finale

By Ashley Thomson

What happens when a live music gig’s all-male line-up becomes the subject of intense scrutiny and controversy? Shoeb Ahmed, Glen Martin and Ashley Thomson try to get under the surface of the ANU Bar Finale’s moment in the sun.


Apr 25, 2017

The Homer Half-Hour Podcast #3: The ANU Men’s Network

By Ashley Thomson

How do you use a men’s space for good? Can it be done? Ashley Thomson talks to two representatives of the Australian National University Men’s Network to discuss the purpose of (and controversy surrounding) the group.


Jan 12, 2017

#RoleModelReading: An interview with Mike Esler

By Ashley Thomson

“You bring these guys to a certain level of awareness and they go, I never had any idea. You’re damn right you didn’t have an idea. You didn’t need an idea. You’re only here because you can’t see your kids any more.”


Dec 25, 2016

#RoleModelReading: An interview with Jacob Boehme

By Ashley Thomson

Jacob Boehme is a choreographer, dancer and writer from the Narangga and Kaurna nations of South Australia, whose work dissects the politics of being gay, Blak and HIV positive.


Dec 25, 2016

#RoleModelReading: An interview with Ben Triglone

By Ashley Thomson

“Someone said when you do good work you meet good people, and that’s the best thing about this job. I lived in my comfort zone for 35 years and I couldn’t advocate leaving it strongly enough.”


Dec 18, 2016

#RoleModelReading: An interview with Nathan Maynard

By Ashley Thomson

“I always say I feel like we’re pitbull dogs, we’re raised to fight. All of us were expected to be able to fight. I don’t have to live up to that expectation or that persona any more.”


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