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This is my first of what I hope will be more bilingual posts to come! Shout out to my te reo Māori lecturer for the prompt of writing a letter for my grandchildren – I’m so down with that kaupapa. Whatever your level of reo, I hope you get something out of it, and I… Continue reading Navigating Pākehā Identity Part Two: Letter to My Grandchildren | Reta ki āku mokopuna
Purity culture within religion is problematic. Reflecting on my time as a Christian, this is one of the fundamental parts of it that still makes me angry, and its ghost still lingers. Today, I consider myself empowered, liberated and sex positive – yet I know I’m still affected by what I was taught by the… Continue reading Confronting Sexual Purity Culture
I’m all Coronavirused out, so I’m fully not going to talk about it – other than to say it has been a weird, chaotic and uncertain last few weeks, has it not? I hope everybody is staying safe, well, and being nice to their flatmates/family/partners during this stressful time. Sparing a thought for all the… Continue reading The Covid19 Diaries: Isolation Staycation?
It has been far too long – a mammoth four months – since I have posted. I feel like the longer I’m away from my blog the harder it is to get back into. It has crossed my mind numerous times over the last few months to chuck up a few hundred words or so,… Continue reading New Year, Sore Knees
I am acutely aware of my social media addiction. I don’t really shy away from calling it that – my iPhone usage statistics don’t lie, and checking for notifications is unfortunately second nature to me. Online it’s so easy to switch into autopilot: I constantly find myself logging on in order to do a specific… Continue reading Anti-Social Media: Too Much Time Online?
The older I get, the more I realise that identity is extraordinary complex. In my own context, I have a lot of questions of myself, my friends, my whānau, and the communities I am involved in. Shock horror – Abby has more questions? Such is the life of a philosophy major, a poet, a writer,… Continue reading Navigating Identity: Being Pākehā in Aotearoa
Chapter One, Take Two: Brilliant book to movie review podcast, hosted by my very talented friends!
The Closet: A three part podcast series sharing the stories of young LGBTQIA+ New Zealanders, hosted by Luke Hempleman.