Elfy Scott

Freelance journalist, presenter, and author of 'The One Thing We've Never Spoken About'.

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The climate needs you to start engaging again

Australia, Published May 28, 2024
When all of us are looking down the barrel of a rapidly warming climate, reinstilling our individual responsibility is actually revolutionary.
Momma’s support your future

We’re stuck with the question of whether or not to have children – and no, it’s not our fault

Australia, Published May 13, 2024
We’re addicted to asking all of the questions: “Will you do it?” “What has your friend said about it?” “When do you think you’ll go through with it?”
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How writing a book introduced me to my mum

Australia, Published May 10, 2024
While it has been incredibly rewarding having interactions with a broader community in speaking about complex mental health conditions and the issues with Australia’s mental healthcare system, connecting more with my mum has been the greatest reward of the process.

Should we be relying on climate litigation for global climate action? 

Global, Published April 19, 2024
Last week, a landmark ruling in Europe’s top human rights court found that Switzerland’s government had violated the human rights of its citizens by failing to act on climate change.
Wawa Gatheru

Black Girl Environmentalist founder Wawa Gatheru on the future – of the planet and the climate movement

Global, Published April 19, 2024
The 25-year-old opens up about the intersectionality of the climate crisis and what it takes to break down barriers.
Lena Nahlous from Diversity Arts Australia

Australia’s arts are still failing when it comes to diversity. But Lena Nahlous says there are other ways to look at it. 

Australia, Published March 27, 2024
While the arts landscape has changed a lot since she kicked off her career two decades ago, the struggle to diversify it beyond what Nahlous calls a ‘Euro-American canon’ is still ongoing.

Australians are being asked to sign a pledge against family and domestic violence this IWD

Australia, Published March 8, 2024
This International Women’s Day, Domestic Violence NSW (DVNSW) are calling for the Australian public to sign a pledge declaring their commitment to ending domestic and family violence.

What’s in a language? Sometimes, an unspoken part of you

Australia, Published February 16, 2024
For Missing Perspectives columnist and author of ‘The One Thing We’ve Never Spoken About’ Elfy Scott, learning to speak Bahasa, the national language of Indonesia, means more fully becoming herself.

Anjali Sharma, the youth climate activist leading a fight she shouldn't have to

Australia, Published January 30, 2024
"It’s not something that young people want to be doing with their time, but it’s... out of responsibility, out of fear, out of a wish for a future that is safe and liveable."

Melbourne bookstore controversy is a reminder of why Australia needs to value diversity in literature

Australia, Published January 30, 2024
The owner of a chain of bookstores has apologised after criticising books with a “woke agenda” and calling for more male-led books with “traditional nuclear white family stories” in a series of tweets posted late last year. 

Another Greta was robbed at the Oscars

Australia, Published January 29, 2024
While there are certainly choices that should be cause for celebration amongst the Oscars nominations, the decision to entirely overlook Greeta Lee – as well as Gerwig and Robbie – is a reminder of how deeply flawed the Oscars can be.
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Surrogacy in Australia: Is it legal and what else do we need to know?

Australia, Published January 18, 2024
Despite Pope Francis' call for a global ban on surrogacy, the practice is becoming more common.