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Take It From Me


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Take It From Me is back, and let’s face it: you need it right now. 

Your lockdown love-life is terrible. Your hair is a mess, your hygiene is bad and – look – you’re not exactly a prize at the moment, are you? 

That’s okay! We’ll work through this together, using the tried-and-tested-but-definitely-never-independently-evaluated Take It From Me method. 

How does it work? Well, first you anonymously submit your romantic problems using this online form. Then, you tune in on Friday 14 August as our panel of experts puzzle over your love dilemmas and offer up their dubious solutions. For this instalment, host Jess McGuire will be joined online by siblings Ben and Michelle Law – and you can be sure that they are all totally unqualified for the task at hand. What could possibly go wrong?

Presented in partnership with Melbourne Writers Festival.


Jess McGuire

Jess McGuire is a writer, DJ, broadcaster, and MC based in Melbourne. She appears regularly on ABC Local Radio and Double J as a reviewer and cultural commentator, and for many years she was the editor of pop culture website Defamer Australia. She is a former presenter of Triple R’s flagship Break... Read more

Benjamin Law

Benjamin Law is the author of The Family Law (2010), Gaysia (2012), the Quarterly Essay Moral Panic (2017) and editor of Growing Up Queer in Australia (2019). He’s also an AWGIE Award-winning screenwriter who created and co-wrote three seasons of the award-winning TV series The Family Law (SBS... Read more

Michelle Law

Michelle Law is a writer and actor working across print, theatre and screen. Her work includes the play Single Asian Female and the SBS show Homecoming Queens, which she co-created, co-wrote and starred in. Her latest play, Miss Peony, will be staged at Belvoir St Theatre. ... Read more


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