I write for Folks magazine. They feature people living with disabilities or chronic illness, but their ethos matches mine – the stories are about who these people are, not their Continue Reading →
I, like many others, had given up hope after Election Night. I honestly didn’t think there was any chance that NZ First would form a coalition with Labour. I thought Continue Reading →
I’m trying to cobble together some poetry at the moment, from memos and fragments and notes on napkins. It’s not going great but it made me think about language and Continue Reading →
The prevailing belief in kiwi culture is that if you just try hard enough, you’ll succeed. Try, try, and try again, right? Yeah. It’s a nice idea. But it’s not Continue Reading →
Today is Suffrage Day in New Zealand. On September 19 in 1893, we became the first country in the western world where women won the right to vote.
I was speaking to a friend the other day, and she mentioned that her husband had ‘depression-an-anxiety,’ just like that, with the ‘d’ dropped out and all-as-one-word. Which made me Continue Reading →