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Lucy Hotchin grew up mostly in Melbourne and spends most of her time now hiding out in her room with her life partner greyhound named Roy. She has a Bachelor in Performing Arts and plans on being a student forever. Besides her love of all things dog like, she spends time writing, reading, watching tv shows, drawing/painting and being a homebody. When she leaves the house you may find her directing, writing or acting in the odd piece of theatre every now and then, working as a Barista and drinking too much coffee or studying Creative Arts Therapy where she hopes to continue on into Masters. She is an advocate for mental health awareness and destigmatisation as well as an avid feminist and equal rights advocate. She is queer and a lover of all people who enjoy a coffee and a chat, most of her time is spent managing her mental illness and enjoying the small things and writing sentences that are maybe too long.

Posts contributed to by Lucy Hotchin

Being Queer and Pride Month

Writing by Lucy Hotchin // Photograph by Sara Lorusso //While I love being queer, it is difficult to be proud when so many queer people are not treated as equals; when so many do not have the same privileges that I do, or the privileges of a gay white male.

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Living On The Borderline

Writing and photograph by Lucy Hotchin // Borderline Personality Disorder is a cluster of “symptoms” which can manifest in very different ways, making treatment difficult and often times very specific to the person.

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REVIEW: Shelter by Joy Oladokun

Review of Joy Oladokun by Lucy Hotchin // Joy Oladokun is a singer/songwriter based in LA with a predilection for soul combined with roots in folk and rock, a magical combination in the right hands.

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The Little Things

Writing and artwork by Lucy Hotchin // Yesterday, there were a multitude of small things that made me smile and I decided to do a similar self-portrait. I took a photo of myself smiling and drawing the smile lines that appear on my face made me happy.

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What Does the New Year Mean to You?

Writing by Lucy Hotchin // Photograph by Mina Dimitrovski // I want to be happy and healthy and I want to help people, so I will be focusing on looking after myself SO that I can help people, because if I’m not well, then I certainly can’t help those around me.

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Growing Up Queer

Writing by Lucy Hotchin // Photograph by Sandra Lazzarini //Let’s just acknowledge that going through puberty and the teenage years are going to be intense and fraught with high stake emotions and changes that you did not predict or possibly want. 

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