Every action is born of experience. The QUO curate stories that will help broaden our understanding of what is happening around us, and inspire action. Based on the lived experiences of our contributors, the stories here cover issues that are at the heart of our development as a community.
"The government needs to play a really strong role in making sure gentrification doesn't destroy neighbourhoods." Keegan interviews documentary photographer Tom Payne on his work for the #WeLiveHere2017 campaign, a social action project that celebrates Waterloo.
"Homelessness and rough sleepers aren't actually the problem. The problem is a lack of universal affordable housing." Lanz Priestley lets us into the overlooked world of his Safe Space Kitchen in Martin Place.
Empty The Tanks is a worldwide anti-captivity event that provides a peaceful platform for activists to speak out against an industry that exploits captive dolphins and whales. Monique exposes the cruel tradition that propelled Empty The Tanks' founder, Rachel Carbary, into activism.
In college, Caitie Gutierrez had a vivid dream about bees that inspired her to remain open to life's risks despite the possibility of being stung. Now the curator of The Bumblefly Effect, an intersectional and global community of creatives committed to breaking the stigma around mental illness, she's taking small steps to create big change.
"Without NITV consistently showing positive images of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, there is very little opportunity for non-Indigenous Australians to see our world." NITV's new animation Little J & Big Cuz is historic. Focusing on Australian Indigenous kids' transition to school, Tanya Orman discusses how it helps to demystify and celebrate Indigenous culture.