Emma Yearwood

Emma Yearwood is a Melbourne-based writer, student and library assistant. Her writing has been published in Island and Scum, and in 2017 was shortlisted for the New Philosopher Writers’ Award XVI.

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Essay, Issue #4

Up and Down: On Movement, Access and Sydney’s Stairways

The brick apartment block where I live has a set of stairs and despite their mildly bleak nature, I like them because they lead to a space that is temporarily mine. They are made of stained concrete slats and the gap between each step draws my eyes downwards. I sneak looks into the downstairs apartments through the safety of the slats, observing my neighbours’ dirty clothes strewn across the floor, dusty knick-knacks, the flickering of a television screen, a low wooden coffee table, an unhealthy potplant.

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