About

My name is Kassi Klower. I am a 4th year Bachelor of Journalism/Bachelor of Communications and Media student at the University of Wollongong. I grew up in Bathurst, my favourite colour is purple and I enjoy short to medium-length walks on the beach.

I have a leather journal collection, I am always on the hunt for old, vintage books to stock up my bookcases and reading is my favourite thing to do. My talents include binge-watching series’ on Netflix and having naps, anywhere, any time.

I love writing, in all of its forms and cannot wait to make a career out of it. I want to entertain and inspire people with my writing. I want to change the world.

I want to travel. I want to experience other cultures aside from my own. I want to live overseas for a time to gain some perspective. I want to be amazed by all of the wonders of the world.

I believe that you learn something from every experience, good or bad. When I was in Year One, I went and sharpened my pencil in one of those electric pencil sharpeners until it was impressively sharp and walked back to my desk pointy side up, and the boy next to me pulled out my chair as I sat down and it went up my nose causing an intense nose bleed. I was crying so hard I took a big sniffle and the nose-blood came out of my mouth in a flood-like wave and that is how I learned that the nose and mouth were connected.

I am so excited to be on this journey, where I hope to develop my writing, my skills and my experience, as well as doing a little bit of self-discovery and finding out more about myself and who am I along the way.

– Kassi

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4 thoughts on “About

  1. I love the pencil story — learning how the mouth and nose are connected. That is hilarious. I learned about lungs and impact by falling off the upstairs of a building when I was quite small, and I can remember the feeling exactly of not being able to breathe at all. Another kid I was playing with said “You’ve been winded, stupid.” I’ve never quite forgotten this lesson.

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  2. Hi Kassi,

    I loved your article “AUSTRALIA’S DOMESTIC VIOLENCE EMERGENCY” (http://greens.org.au/magazine/national/domestic-violence-emergency). Great to see the Greens are pushing so hard for better services and support for victims of family violence.

    Would it be possible to send me the sources for the following stats mentioned in the article?

    “Every three hours, a woman is hospitalised with injuries given to them by a loved one.”

    “One in 20 victims of domestic violence are male.”

    Thanks so much!

    Cheers,

    Greg

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    1. Hi Greg,
      Thank you for reading (and enjoying) my article! I got the majority of my statistics from the Senate Inquiry into DV, which you can find here http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Finance_and_Public_Administration/Domestic_Violence/Interim_Report.
      The specific statistics you asked for can be found here for
      1 in 3 women are hospitalised: http://victimsofcrime.com.au/domestic-violence-8/
      and for the male statistics: http://www.relationships.org.au/what-we-do/research/online-survey/january-2015-domestic-violence.
      Thanks again for your support!
      Kassi.

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      1. Thanks Kassi!

        I’ve had a look at the link you provided for the male statistics. It shows that “one in twenty Australian men have experienced violence at the hands of an intimate partner”. That’s very different from saying “one in 20 victims of domestic violence are male”! 🙂

        You source is quite correct that “Around one in five Australian women and one in twenty Australian men have experienced violence at the hands of an intimate partner” (this was updated by ANROWS yesterday to one in four Australian women and one in twelve Australian men when violence perpetrated by boyfriends/girlfriends and dates was incorporated). This means that around one in four victims of domestic violence are male (the exact ABS figure is 23.2%, or 24.0% once boyfriends/girlfriends and dates are included).

        I hope you are able to update your Greens article accordingly. Once again, thanks for a great article. I hope it helps draw attention to the plight of all victims of domestic and family violence in Australia.

        Warm regards,

        Greg

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