Matilda Branson


Matilda is a passionate feminist currently working in gender and development in Nepal. With a Master in Gender and Development from the University of Melbourne (in Australia, mate), her favourite pastimes include stalking beach destinations on GoogleEarth (the Himalayas are a long way from the sea), fishing and singing Disney classics.

"Think Positive" written on the side of a cargo container

Happy Self-Talk and Beating the Poo

by Matilda Branson I talk to myself all the time. For example, this morning on my walk to work  (an adventure in itself navigating ... [ more ]

by Matilda Branson I talk to myself all the time. For example, this morning ... [ more ]

by Matilda Branson I talk to myself all the time. For example, this morning on my walk to work  ... [ more ]

The Sexist Treatment of Julia Gillard, Australia’s First Woman PM

by Matilda Branson Sitting in Nepal, where I live and work, I see what is happening at home in Australia and despair at national ... [ more ]

by Matilda Branson Sitting in Nepal, where I live and work, I see what ... [ more ]

by Matilda Branson Sitting in Nepal, where I live and work, I see what is happening at home in ... [ more ]

Ode to Feminism

by Matilda Branson PMS, abortions, UTIs, thrush Cramps and the pill, don’t forget the hot flush. None of it’s sexy, none of it’s hot, ... [ more ]

by Matilda Branson PMS, abortions, UTIs, thrush Cramps and the pill, don’t forget the ... [ more ]

by Matilda Branson PMS, abortions, UTIs, thrush Cramps and the pill, don’t forget the hot flush. None of it’s ... [ more ]

Sidesaddle: Protect Thy Hymen!

by Matilda Branson I ride horses. I think I was first on a horse at the age of 8 or 9 months old. Horse ... [ more ]

by Matilda Branson I ride horses. I think I was first on a horse ... [ more ]

by Matilda Branson I ride horses. I think I was first on a horse at the age of 8 ... [ more ]

Empowerment Through Swimming

by Matilda Branson Every year, 175,000 children throughout the world die from drowning. This makes drowning the second of the top five causes of ... [ more ]

by Matilda Branson Every year, 175,000 children throughout the world die from drowning. This ... [ more ]

by Matilda Branson Every year, 175,000 children throughout the world die from drowning. This makes drowning the second of ... [ more ]

Thinking of Children in International Development

by Matilda Branson Working in gender issues, I sometimes push the children’s rights stuff to the side for UNICEF or Save the Children to ... [ more ]

by Matilda Branson Working in gender issues, I sometimes push the children’s rights stuff ... [ more ]

by Matilda Branson Working in gender issues, I sometimes push the children’s rights stuff to the side for UNICEF ... [ more ]