Edith Cowan University
Josephine Taylor is a writer, researcher and educator based at Edith Cowan University, Perth. Her personal and lyric essays, drawn from her PhD thesis, Vulvodynia and Autoethnography, cross the genres of memoir, fiction and academic essay, and refer to various disciplines, including medicine, feminism, medical history, and mysticism.
FeatureDream, 2008Go to visit a friend with vulvodynia who recently had a baby only to find that she is desolate. I realise the baby–a little boy–died. We go for a walk together. She has lost weight through the ordeal & actually looks on the edge of beauty for the first time. I feel like saying something to this effect–like she had a great loss but gained beauty as a...Read more
EditorialIntroductionCatastrophe surrounds us perpetually: from the Queensland floods, Christchurch earthquake, global warming, and Global Financial Crisis to social conflicts, psychological breaking points, relationship failures, and crises of understanding. As a consequence of the pervasiveness of catastrophe, its representation saturates our everyday awareness. On a daily basis we...Read more