Chelsea McIver

virtual reality

How Virtual Reality Will Help People Belong, Not Just Fit In

We ask a Human Experience Designer about making real connections outside the real world.
Chelsea McIver
1.31.17
prison

We Asked Ex-Cons About Their First 24 Hours Out of Prison

You collect your things, change into normal clothes for the first time in years, and a door opens to the outside world. Then what?
Chelsea McIver
1.15.17
Health

I Asked Some Experts Why I Feel So Creative Before a Period

There's a lot of evidence linking menstruation with inspiration, as well as some new studies examining effects of the pill.
Chelsea McIver
8.8.16
Stuff

Women Talk About What it's Like Working on an Offshore Oil Rig

"They just work you until you're broken and then you're done. It's very high turnover. It gets to a point where you weigh up your odds."
Chelsea McIver
6.24.16
Stuff

Flowers Often Travel a Long Way to Decorate Your Australian Living Room

In colder months roses come from Kenya, carnations from China, while orchids come from Thailand and Singapore.
Chelsea McIver
5.23.16
Stuff

What I Learned From Three Gruelling Months as a Stand-Up Comedian

I guess entering Triple J Raw Comedy to avenge my ex was never going to bring happiness.
Chelsea McIver
3.15.16
Stuff

No One Taught Old People About Safe Sex and Now They’re Getting STIs

Gonorrhoea, chlamydia, and herpes are on the rise among older people. To find out more I spoke to researchers, and my own dad, about sexual health among the elderly.
Chelsea McIver
12.15.15
Stuff

How Australia Ignores Female HIV Patients

Pregnancy, family, menopause, and double standards around gender make living with HIV a very different battle for women.
Chelsea McIver
12.11.15