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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.”


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.”


Oct 20, 2016

#RoleModelReading: An interview with Andrew Levins

By Ashley Thomson

“For me at the moment, even though I do a million different jobs, the thing that I want to be is just a great dad. I look no further than my own father for inspiration, for being there.”


Oct 16, 2016

Women who love bad men: An interview with Laura Elizabeth Woollett

By Ashley Thomson

“My decision to present these men in the way that I did was a way of emphasising the problem of subjectivity – whether we can ever truly know the ones we love.” The author of The Love of a Bad Man on the familiarity of manipulation and the cold, close places where masculinity and femininity find each other.


Sep 29, 2016

#RoleModelReading: An interview with Ankit Chopra

By Ashley Thomson

The charismatic, reluctant role model that is Ankit Chopra, on parents, careers, social enterprises and appreciating the people who just get on with making the world a better place.