This edition focuses on futures, the ones we imagine, the ones we know we will live, and the ones we fight for. Honi Soit has always been about these futures — a place for young people to write our futures into reality.
I’ve learnt that to fight for a future worth creating, we must start small. We should look towards people — friends, family, and community — and the care we show towards those we love. The feature this week (pg. 12) details the experience of three student carers at USyd. Thank you to these student carers, who took the time to speak with me about their experiences. Meeting you all is a privilege. I’m sorry for how the University has treated you. I hope we can change it.
In this edition Lachlan Griffiths (pg. 8) looks to the spirit of student radicalism during the 1960s at USyd, from protesting library fines to the war in Vietnam. Amelia Raines (pg. 15) fights for a future that includes affordable healthcare. Zenia Khochaiche (pg.10), wanders to Redfern station and thinks about what paths we choose. Lachlan Buller (pg. 10) crafts a future of fun, revealing that goon has tasting notes, and he can identify them to help the rest of us decide what silver bag to invest in on our next night out.
Our futures are filled with hugs, cheap wine and late night laughs that ring across street corners. They are filled with rage, anger at injustice and arms linked in protest.
Our futures are radical, and they are dreamed into existence by us.
I write this on one couch, watching my Mum sleep on another. My family’s future is one which I think about often — fourteen months ago, we were told my Mum had four months to live. Metastatic brain tumours suck. My Mum rules. I love you Mum. This edition is for you, and I’m so glad you are here to see it.