The ENID Network is an online journalism platform created by and for female-identifying and non-binary university students. Named after Dame Enid Murial Lyons, the first woman elected to the Australian House of Representatives and to then serve in the Federal Cabinet, the ENID Network hopes to inspire university women of all backgrounds. With a strong focus on intersectional feminist issues, as well as personal experiences, ENID is a community of support and empowerment.
There’s guaranteed to always be another celebration around the corner. No matter the occasion, ENID is here to guide you on more sustainable ways of spreading cheer.
Friday essay: a sex-positive feminist takes up the ‘unfinished revolution’ her mother began – but it’s complicated
Bad Sex – like Bad Feminist (the title of the essay collection that launched Roxane Gay to literary stardom back in 2014) – is an enticing title for a book. Who hasn’t had bad sex at some time or other, including those of us who identify as feminists?
After more than 250 days of assaults from Russian forces, Ukrainian resistance is taking more surprising forms. In an attempt to reconnect to their pre-invasion cutting-edge techno scene a group of young activists have been organising “repair raves” to attract people to help with the massive clean-up effort, dancing together while they do it.
We support #womenwhowrite
Caitlin has always wanted to be a writer. After reading her story, it’s easy to see why.
Shinae knows she has a lot to learn about writing. But she also knows that “writing is freedom” – and so it is only fitting that her work focuses on inequality.
Before she became a writer, Rose liked to think of herself as a storyteller. Why does she write? To keep telling stories – to anyone and anything that will listen.
Meanwhile, in lifestyle…
People don’t normally get philosophical about photography. In an age of throwaway consumerism, what value do polaroids offer? Part 1 of a new series from our gal Caitlin, ‘Imprints of our past’.
As a former English tutor, Shinae has seen the impact of the “no time to read” attitude. But literacy should be at the centre of our culture. And what better literature to champion than those with female authors.
This Mother’s Day, Shinae reflects on her upbringing in a single mother family – and society’s ongoing prejudices towards such families.
On Fridays, ENID has a gal crush!
How we’re coping with COVID-19
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Acknowledgement of Country
We acknowledge the traditional land owners of Australia, and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters, and culture. As students attending universities in Australia, we recognise that the institutions we attend are on the sovereign land of these peoples, and we recognise our complicity in the ongoing colonisation of Indigenous land.
We pay our respects to their Elders – past, present, and emerging.