The show represents the industry’s worst temptation to exploit characters and capitalize on their suffering

Illustration: Mark Wang


The Victorian government gave its citizens hours to return, without providing the necessary information or infrastructure to support them through 14 days of isolation. Then they faced a total lack of sympathy from fellow Victorians.

Photo by Anthony Tran on Unsplash


In an absolute s***storm of a year, it’s encouraging to see democracy in action.

The author with her dog.


Amid the ongoing culture wars, a “for or against” mentality has removed all nuance from political discussions.


A lack of data is allowing killing to happen behind closed doors — unreported, unaccounted for, and largely unknown by the public.


More women are choosing not to have children — but you wouldn’t know it from watching film and TV.


Seeing my old school in the news has resurfaced anger from the 13 years I spent there.

Photo by Ivan Aleksic on Unsplash


Isolation has forced us to re-think our relationship with time.


On #ChallengeAccepted and how female empowerment has been co-opted by capitalism (and the Kardashians).


The endless culture wars are as exhausting as the confinement.

Photo by engin akyurt on Unsplash

Claire J. Harris

Global wanderer. Expert thumb-twiddler. Screenwriter, travel writer, and copy writer. Find me at www.clairejharris.com.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store