I only cry some days now

I'm better than I was in the beginning of our end That wasn't really an end But a slow dragged out 'it could be' that never would or could have been Now I see And it breaks me, Shatters me That it was always going to end this way Nothing I could change or do … Continue reading I only cry some days now

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Conservative Christian organisation Family First stripped of charitable status

This is the first non-job-search-related thing I've written in a long time! I learnt a lot whilst researching it - especially my lack of knowledge about historical cases in New Zealand, and law in general.  As someone who experienced the ideology that Family First now propagates - before it became a registered charity - through both … Continue reading Conservative Christian organisation Family First stripped of charitable status

Theatre Review : Emotional Creature

Auckland is currently experiencing a time of plenty in terms of women-centric entertainment. Casts featuring a significantly more representative ratio of women and non-binary folk to men are on the rise within the Auckland theatre scene. One collective dedicated to increasing representations of minority groups in media, The Others Club, delivered a production of Eve … Continue reading Theatre Review : Emotional Creature

Story of a Recovering Halloween-a-Phobe

Growing up with conservative Christian parents was a tough time for many reasons.  Things that most kids took for granted, like listening to Britney Spears, sex ed and watching the Simpsons were out of bounds.  It was Christian radio, an embarrassed explanation of periods, carefully researched PG movies and an unshakeable feeling of isolation from … Continue reading Story of a Recovering Halloween-a-Phobe

Not So Free Speech

  The effects of bullying, harassment, and false advertising are demonstrably negative.  We know this.  We also know that inhibiting free speech - especially on a university campus, is not conducive to a fruitful learning environment.  The line between these two things, however, is not always so clear cut. Before the holidays, the Auckland City … Continue reading Not So Free Speech