Female skateboarders shred stigma

Indigo Willing at Rock Up and Rip

ASHLEE STENNER Girls of all ages around Brisbane are proving that skateboarding is not just a sport for boys, thanks to local group Girls Skate Brisbane. The group was created by three female skateboarders - Indigo Willing, Evie Ryder and Tora … [Read more...]

Flexitarians drive growing vegan scene

Minced plant-based 'mince'

JAKE DAY Veganism is becoming more popular in Brisbane, but ‘flexitarianism’ is the main reason you’ll see more meat-free options in supermarkets and restaurants. Flexitarians are people who primarily eat a more traditional diet of meat and … [Read more...]

Country musician trades tools for touring

Brad Butcher

DANICA STREADER Mackay-born singer-songwriter Brad Butcher is turning heads in the country music industry. Butcher, who has been making music for most of his life, was the winner of the Golden Guitar for New Talent of the Year at the 2018 … [Read more...]

Music helps people with a disability

Music therapy with children

MICAELA ABOODY Music is a powerful thing. It can make your happy when you’re sad and arouse memories of particular times, places and moments that you thought you’d forgotten. But, for people living with physical and intellectual disabilities, … [Read more...]

Doors open to Brisbane’s hidden gems

Archerfield Airport

JACOBBE McBRIDE AND STAFF WRITERS This year’s edition of Brisbane Open House promises to be bigger and better than ever, giving visitors the chance to explore a treasure trove of buildings and places that are normally hidden from the public … [Read more...]

Supportive housing aids city’s vulnerable

Common Ground Queensland’s apartments

JASON NYKIEL In Brisbane’s West End is an apartment complex with a difference. Unlike the multitude of other new housing developments that seem to be filling the suburb’s streets, this complex has a special mission: To provide safe and affordable … [Read more...]

Self Love Movement grows in Brisbane

Self Love Movement event

ASHLEE STENNER Alana Arvantis is a self love guru. Joyful and dedicated, she works to spread the message of self love, acceptance and empowerment to women across the nation. As founder of the Self Love Movement, Ms Arvantis has cultivated a … [Read more...]

Band uses music to focus on mental health

Vesper Green

GABRIELLE ZGRAJEWSKI In any creative industry, issues with mental health, self-esteem, drug and alcohol addiction and financial instability are real and pervasive problems, and the Australian music industry is no exception. But musicians such … [Read more...]

Healthy habits key to weight-loss

JORDAN QUINN A Gold Coast-based weight-loss program aims to revolutionise the health and fitness industry by not focusing on diets and training, but through building new mental habits. Launched in August, Sum Sanos - ‘I am Healthy’ in Latin - is … [Read more...]

Video rental stores face final curtain

MADDISON MANGAN Before there were online streaming services, such as Netflix and Stan, the only way people could enjoy films from home was by visiting your local video store. With online streaming now ubiquitous, videos stores have suffered – but … [Read more...]