Chelsea Higgins grew up dreaming of competing in equestrian on the international stage. She was on track to do just that when a tragic accident in 2010 left her in a coma for nine days and resulted in permanent disability. Kait O'Callahan chats to her about her refusal to give up.
Miranda Devine recently wrote an article on today's youth and the destructiveness of ‘causal hook-ups'. Kait O'Callahan responds to the piece, arguing that Devine has clearly forgotten those hedonistic years when friends and fashion were the most important things in life.
At 22, Ellyse Perry is the first Australian woman to play in both the cricket and soccer World Cups and is one of the most recognisable female athletes in Australia today. Kait O'Callahan chats to her about the state of women's cricket, sporting idols and more.
Kait O'Callahan does not believe that soccer breeds more aggressive fans than any other sport. To help grow the game, she argues that we need to attract fans in the same way the Melbourne Heart attracted her three years ago; by being passionate without being aggressive and by cheering without putting others down.
Kait O'Callahan chats to Kyah Simon - Australian female soccer striker and the first Indigenous woman to score for Australia - about the highs of her career, motivation and the challenges she faces as a woman in sport.
Tennis, and sport in general, is full of role models that are actually relatable and come in all shapes and sizes, argues Kait O'Callahan. She believes it's time we stopped idolising models and celebrities, and instead looked to healthy, fit sportswomen.
Ken Rosewall was an influential Australian tennis players who lived through the amateur/pro and open tennis eras. Author Richard Naughton starts this book off slowly, but once he starts to write about the politics of open tennis, 'Muscles' becomes captivating, says Kait O'Callahan.
The general public has next to no understanding of radiation and how dangerous it is - or is not. Kait O'Callahan knows this because she works as a radiographer and has encountered many panicked parents and patients.
Over a month ago, Kait O'Callahan wrote 'Switching Off The Smartphone...For Good'. Fresh off a three month road trip around the US, Kait decided her smartphone was sucking too much life out of her. So she gave it up. But how's she travelling now?
Kait O'Callahan has returned to Australia - fresh off a three month road trip around the US - and has decided that her smartphone is a time wasting, unsocial life-sucker. But can she banish it for good?
What went wrong with Australian sport? Kait O'Callahan implores that it is time for Australia to ditch the nice-guy persona. Bring it all together, along with a continuous desire to improve, and the results will come once again. So come on, Australia. Get the attitude back.
There’s no doubt women are under too much pressure (much of it, self-imposed) to look like a Victoria’s Secret model. However, whilst the message of ‘not good enough’ is clearly a concern in today’s society, the opposite message that being overweight is OK carries dangerous consequences, argues Kait O'Callahan.