Alexandra Havas
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Alexandra Havas

Alexandra is co-founder and editor-in-chief of The QUO.

As co-founder of The QUO, Alexandra wants to use the power of storytelling to encourage active participation from the QUOmmunity and beyond. Drawing upon her background in sociology and social policy, she understands the potential obstacles between wanting to contribute, and making that first all-important step. Extending upon Sasha’s original vision, she saw the potential of platforming stories that mainstream media overlooks, and linking them to tangible calls to action. Alexandra is personally very passionate about highlighting the potential for individuals to create meaningful change on a micro level.

Stories

#YesAllMen must take responsibility for the darker side of masculinity

#YesAllMen must take responsibility for the darker side of masculinity

Identity
SBS, Artarmon NSW 2064, Australia
Want to see men actively tackling some of the problems associated with toxic masculinity? Watch Marty Smiley's new documentary, #YesAllMen.
Queer festival Fambo celebrates all kinds of families

Queer festival Fambo celebrates all kinds of families

Minority Voices
107 Redfern St, Redfern NSW 2016, Australia
Fambo is a subversive celebration putting queer families and culture front and centre.
 5 young people on why Australia needs to do better

5 young people on why Australia needs to do better

Minority Voices
Australia
26 January has arrived. We interviewed five young Australians on the kinds of conversations they think we should be having today.
Unbroken: An interview with Women's March Sydney Co-Founder Mindy Freiband

Unbroken: An interview with Women's March Sydney Co-Founder Mindy Freiband

Minority Voices
Belmore Park, Haymarket NSW 2000, Australia
The QUO talks intersectional feminism, grassroots organising and herstory with Women's March Sydney co-founder Mindy Freiband.
Using horse as healer with Equine Facilitated Learning

Using horse as healer with Equine Facilitated Learning

Health Care
Glenorie NSW 2157, Australia
Our editor Alexandra interviews Equine Facilitated Learning Specialist Judy Brightman.
The Bumblefly Effect: The Hands Can't Hit What The Eyes Can't See

The Bumblefly Effect: The Hands Can't Hit What The Eyes Can't See

Health Care
Create or Die, Marrickville NSW 2204, Australia
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.
When Words Fail: An interview with registered music therapist Tanya Marie Silveira

When Words Fail: An interview with registered music therapist Tanya Marie Silveira

Health Care
Mascot NSW 2020, Australia
Our editor sat down with registered music therapist Tanya Marie Silveira to talk about why Australians need to give music therapy the acknowledgement it deserves.
A Violent Solution To The Housing Crisis

A Violent Solution To The Housing Crisis

Iconoclasts
Newtown NSW 2042, Australia
Housing affordability on your mind? Filmmaker Laurence Rosier Staines' 2016 mockumentary Real Estate might just have a solution.
Open House: Inside Australia's Refugee Movement

Open House: Inside Australia's Refugee Movement

Power & Policy, Migration & Displacement
Canberra ACT, Australia
"I took my seat and in silence posed a question to myself and the mainly white room. Are we going to listen?" Our editor Alexandra Havas attended The Australian Refugee Action Network (ARAN) Inaugural Conference in Canberra from May 20th to May 21st.