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greentea2177

Studying Politics and Writing Studies in Auckland, NZ. Any feedback - harsh or kind regarding my writing is appreciated. I'm not interested in what you have to say about me personally, or my views.
greentea2177 has written 65 posts for Creative engagement with the truth

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

Dreams Review

There was an interview on RNZ that caught my attention.  Auckland composer Claire Cowan talked about the group she’d founded, Blackbird Ensemble and their upcoming show ‘Dreams’ at the Auckland Cabaret Festival.  Along with some of the Ensemble members, Claire explained what Cabaret actually was (which I’d always envisioned as something in-between burlesque and drag) … Continue reading

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

Understanding – Like Really Understanding Safe Spaces

*Names changed for privacy reasons Kia ora e hoa mā, This is an article about how I changed my opinions on safe spaces, and why you should too.  Earlier this year, I began writing a piece about safe spaces and why they were unnecessary.  I thought I was being original and edgy by saying that … Continue reading

The Tampon Of Despair

My tampon is full of blood I send texts I regret Buy wine I cannot afford   Your opinion is too heavy It is all I can carry When faced with other lighter Crosses to bear   I want to feel only one thing Your love Acceptance Approval Vindication   But you will not and … Continue reading

Anything

You make me full Of love Of anger Of jealousy and Of desire Though I have no right anymore (did I ever?)   Everything reminds me of you Even weather forecasts shove your absence in my face And I know you never think of me Beyond a fleeting remembrance Or tinge of annoyance That the … Continue reading

Celebrating Te Wiki o te Reo Māori

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Leaving You

Blinded I love you Once, twice By all accounts a fool I cling To sordid memories In hindsight my joy Recurrent manipulation   The harder I clamp on The ghostly-er you become Slipping away as I claw at strings Fruitlessly You’ll never win what cannot be bought   Every song I hear is about you … Continue reading

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

You Can’t Sit With Us

“We can’t express in words to you, what Gordon means to us. Gordon, you have left this world better than the way you found it.” This sentiment of respect and gratefulness was expressed countless times over the course of Gordon Stephenson’s tangi, illustrating just how far his influence had reached during his lifetime. From orphan, … Continue reading