VOLUME THREE AVAILABLE NOW

Kim is a 20-year-old Australian Arts (Journalism) /Law student and writer, currently based in Shanghai, China. She likes things to the point of obsession, from anime to musical theatre to video games, and spends most of her time on the internet. She writes to clear her head of all the thoughts bouncing around up there.

Posts contributed to by Kim Koelmeyer

Scared to Create

Writing by Kim Koelmeyer // Photograph by Marta Braggio // I don’t want my creativity to die out from years of misuse, but I’m also scared of sharing it in a climate full of professionals. If I continue to perform in the privacy of my own home, it’s still mine.

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Youth and Respect

Writing by Kim Koelmeyer // Illustration by Lola Dunham // As noble as it is for adults to want to pad the world for the children in their lives, we’re going to get hurt eventually. We’re going to get banged up and make mistakes at some point, and I’d argue that unnecessarily prolonging that will only make it worse when it does come.

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My Fave Queer Youtubers

Writing by Kim Koelmeyer // Growing up, I was lucky to spend my teens cooped up in my room watching Youtube videos. What spawned as a result was growing up within a virtual community with queer role models, close to my age, out proud and thriving in their field.

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Q&A: Shan Boodram

Interview of Shan Boodram by Kim Koelmeyer // Shan (Boody) Boodram is a clinical sexologist, author and relationship expert. Her Youtube channel, containing sex ed, relationship advice and frank, open ended discussion about sex and relationships, has amassed over 200,000 subscribers.

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The First Breakup

Writing by Kim Koelmeyer // Photograph by Nadia Bautista // Almost all of us will go through a breakup, and the first one can hit hard. But it’s also an opportunity for reflection, evaluation, and learning lessons that will stay with you forever, even if the person who broke your heart doesn’t.

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Dear Evan Hanson and Mental Illness

Writing by Kim Koelmeyer // Dear Evan Hansen is a milestone in the media’s portrayal of mental health. It helps us relate to more pronounced cases, and shows that it can manifest itself in places we may never suspect. As an issue that has been largely mishandled, it’s so refreshing to see a faithful and nuanced look at mental illness take off as much as it has.

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My Favourite LGBTQ+ Characters

Writing by Kim Koelmeyer // Unfortunately, faithful, meaningful representations of LGBTQ+ people in media are few and far between. But when they’re done right, it makes my Bi little heart sing.

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Is Love a Feeling or a Choice?

Writing by Kim Koelmeyer // Photograph by Alessandra Scalogna // Love can exist with and without feeling, but never without choice. Whether it’s in the early stages or decades down the track, every day together is another choice.

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Being Multiracial

Writing by Kim Koelmeyer // Illustration by Franz Lang // All in all, cultural identity is tricky. Every person experiences it differently, and cannot simply be confined by a particular biological nationality.

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Parents vs Relationshps

Writing by Kim Koelmeyer // Photograph by Sofy Brinister // In your teens, perhaps the biggest obstacle many will face when navigating relationships are disapproving parents. Juggling the interests of a significant other and parents can be an exhausting task, but it’s not impossible.

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Naturally Skinny

Writing by Kim Koelmeyer // Photograph by Milly Cope //  I know to some this may sound rich—a skinny girl is complaining about being skinny, oh boohoo.

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Periods: A Bloody Misunderstanding

Writing by Kim Koelmeyer // Photograph by Sara Lorusso // The stigmas and misunderstandings surrounding menstruation work to make periods something that is far removed from society—something to be dealt with discreetly to avoid embarrassment. 

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