About Me | Ko wai au?

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Ko Abby tōku ingoa

Kia ora e te whānau, beautiful humans! Welcome to my site, Bohemian Humanist. My name is Abby and I am a passionate writer, poet, musician and generally creative creature. I’m significantly weird, and I am infatuated by words and the power that they have. By day I teach teenagers full-time, and by night I spend too much time on social media, read, watch movies and make music. I fancied getting my voice out there… and throwing it into the gaping abyss that is the internet.

I set up this website in October 2016, after discovering my love of blogging when writing about my travels. I hope the content of my site makes you think, makes you laugh, and maybe cry (hopefully from laughter) as I do write some pretty oddball stuff.

The pseudonym Bohemian Humanist is a pretty accurate descriptor of me as a person. I consider myself artsy, hippie-like and socially unconventional, as well as a grounded humanist, with an interest in post-religion spirituality, philosophy and languages. I also have a passion for music, environmental issues and political activism, and I hope I can make some kind of positive difference in this world. I hope you find even an ounce of the joy I feel writing and creating when you peruse my site. Thanks for hanging out, habibti!