BIRDEE MIXTAPE // TWENTY

Hey gang! So this week, I’m moving house: Cringe. Due to that, this week I’ve been listening to stuff that will take the edge off a bit – something that I can chill out to or just have as background music. My faves from this Mixtape are English bands Glass Animals (who are touring Australia soon), Peace, and Australian band Stillwater Giants. Demi Louise     Another artist that kinda…
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WE LOVE BIRDEEMAG

"The birdees helped us calculate a pool resurfacing cost using one of their partners. We will forever be grateful :)" - Stephanie S.,

"We love our Birdeemag gals, they're providing great content to women of all ages" - Mika, FitnessVerve

"The birdees always visit us whenever they need to get aligned to the latest trend, lovely people." - Safira, Hairdresser North Sydney - janoskissaair.com

STEP THE HELL OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE!

We’ve all heard the famous Neale Donald Walsh quote: “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone”. For a long time when I heard or saw this phrase somewhere I’d dismiss it right away; I mean, what’s fun about being uncomfortable? Isn’t life meant to be all about staying safe and at ease? Lately though, I’ve come to realise that perhaps good old Neale was onto something. Maybe the…
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A FEMINIST APPROACH TO CLIMATE CHANGE

All around the world women are doing wonderful work in the name of ecofeminism to help heal the environment and fight the patriarchy. But what is ecofeminism, and what impact is it actually having on climate change? Just when you were thinking the patriarchy couldn’t possibly be anymore of a dick, guess what else it might be responsible for? Climate change. Yep, even the entire natural environment can’t escape the…
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THE HIDDEN SHAME OF LADY PLEASURE

Wanking, fapping, pounding the flounder, spanking the monkey, flogging your dog, hand to gland combat. The list of terms to describe male masturbation is colourful, slightly grotesque and seemingly endless. Yet the idea that your average male might end the day playing a little five on one is not likely to surprise your average woman. However, when it comes to self-pleasure, there is a hole in our discourse. Why don’t…
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LET’S START A FASHION REVOLUTION

No, really. Who made your clothes? It might seem like a simple question, but have you ever really thought about it? It can feel like clothes begin their lives on hangers in shiny chain stores, and from there they make a quick trip to our wardrobes (or in the case of online shopping, they magically appear on our doorsteps). It’s a fact of our lives, and part of how we…
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FREE BLEEDING IS NOT A THING

You might have seen or heard of #freebleeding by now. You know, Free Bleeding, where women refrain from using sanitary products when they’ve got their period because (a) bleeding is a beautiful, natural part of life that should be celebrated, not hidden, and (b) tampons are an “oppressive force of the patriarchy”. Tampons are oppressive force of the patriarchy? Does that sound completely fucked up to you? That’s because it…
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IT’S HARD OUT HERE FOR A BITCH

We needed Lily Allen’s edgy lyrics and sweet voice when she first stole our hearts with her 2006 album, Alright Still. Her songs poked at problems within society and tore apart the particulars of pop culture; she had a knack for voicing the insecurities we felt as young women. Allen’s new single, It’s Hard Out Here (a play on Three 6 Mafia‘s song) takes aim at a bunch of new…
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WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT LILY ALLEN

I so wanted this song to be an anthem to get behind, but it turns out Lily Allen’s It’s Hard Out Here epitomises the biggest problem within the feminist movement: racism. Update: Lily Allen has responded to critics who argue her song is racist, claiming in a short blog post that her motivations were well-intentioned and she did not mean to be racist. However, as Jezebel points out, an…
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YOUR BRAIN AFTER A 20 MINUTE WALK

People are always banging on about how important exercise is for… everything.  Perhaps one of the biggest and most-touted benefits of doing regular physical activity is that it increases happiness. Yep, exercise = better mood. Duh! We get it! But before you click that little ‘x’ at the top of the page, take a look at what actually happens in your brain after a 20 minute walk: Significant chemical changes…
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BLAME IT ON THE BRAZILIAN

Is Brazilian waxing to blame for the rise in demand among Australian young women for labiaplasty? Melbourne GP Magda Simonis told the ABC last week that the trend for young women in particular to remove all hair from their vulvas was leaving many self-conscious about the appearance of their labia, even when they looked clinically normal. Dr Simonis, who has consulted with patients as young as 17 seeking referrals for…
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