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 You Can’t Sit With Us

2015: Year in Revue

2015 has been a year of changes in some areas of my life, as well as stagnation in others. My partner and I became vegans (who slip up a lot), and found that whether you like it or not, this becomes a big part of your identity and is something everyone has an opinion on. … Continue reading 2015: Year in Revue

Wellington

Darkness and a blaring alarm start my day: an early and rude awakening. Fogginess prevails in my half-asleep brain, as I stumble to pack my things. Purple toothbrush. Phone. My falling-apart glassons wallet. A drink bottle. Some weetbix and milk make their way down my throat. Ready to go. My way lit only by the … Continue reading Wellington

Student Culture in Canta: A Yarn of Geezers, Gags and Getting Rinsed

The University of Canterbury is a one hour flight and a whole world away. As if we didn’t know it already, UoA has a shit (read: non-existent) student culture compared to our South Island counterparts. My boyfriend and I took a few days during the holidays to visit his brother who studies down in Christchurch, … Continue reading Student Culture in Canta: A Yarn of Geezers, Gags and Getting Rinsed

Vagina Cupcake Gate

“Trans women are not only a reminder to society that gender categories are not fixed, but also that woman hood and feminine gender expression is not something to be ashamed of”. Therefore, having an understanding of trans-misogyny, and the knowledge that trans women’s issues are synonymous with women’s rights is absolutely imperative to being a feminist today.