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Bella Westaway

Associate Blog Editor, HuffPost Australia

Bella Westaway is the Associate Blog Editor at The Huffington Post Australia.
The Real Disadvantage Of Public Schools Is The Stigma We've

The Real Disadvantage Of Public Schools Is The Stigma We've Created

When I went to a state school, I didn't derail my education, cut class or get high behind the toilet block. My classmates didn't deal drugs out of their lockers or vandalise the desks. Sure, there were a few kids who were wild, but you'll find those in any school -- the private kids just wear fancier uniforms, drive nicer cars and take more expensive drugs.
01/06/2016 3:16 PM AEST
Mothers Who Do Their Sons' Laundry Should Be Hung Out To

Mothers Who Do Their Sons' Laundry Should Be Hung Out To Dry

For many of my male, Gen Y friends, who are well into their twenties, clothes still magically appear twice weekly at the foot of their bed. White shirts are soaked, flaky bedsheets are scrubbed. If you think this sounds gross, that is because it is.
08/04/2016 7:38 AM AEST
Why You Should Be Friends With A

Why You Should Be Friends With A Misogynist

When I first realised I was friends with some misogynists I shouted a lot. But once I had finished shouting I discovered that being mates with some misogynists might not be a bad thing.
17/03/2016 2:59 PM AEDT
Love Thy Neighbour, Unless They Steal Your

Love Thy Neighbour, Unless They Steal Your Pet

My neighbour has stolen my cat. I'm sure they didn't mean to. They probably just found him pussyfooting around near their front door and decided to give him a cuddle and a treat. But now he stays out all night, he's getting fat and he hardly hugs me anymore. And he isn't even a teenager yet.
22/01/2016 5:09 AM AEDT