A Bloody Mess

A Bloody Mess

I bleed out of my vagina monthly, much like most of the women in my life. Of course this shouldn’t be news to any of you as it’s hardly a rare phenomenon. Yet somehow, a lot of you were probably still slightly shocked by that first sentence, right? I get it, no one likes the [...]

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A Fashionable Revolution

A Fashionable Revolution

I spent the day of my 21st birthday party making my outfit out of a dress my Mum found at the op shop the day before. Why?    Today is the first day of Fashion Revolution week for 2018, and tomorrow will mark the fifth anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse which killed more than [...]

Trend report: Sweatshops still in Vogue

Trend report: Sweatshops still in Vogue

This article was originally written for and published by Salient, Issue 9 2017 The Stats A report has revealed New Zealand’s ethical (and not so ethical) fashion companies for 2016, in the wake of ongoing tragedies caused by unsafe working conditions in garment sweatshops. Baptist World Aid, the organisation behind the report, said there are 14.2 [...]

Abortion, Bill

Abortion, Bill

This article was originally written for and published by Salient, Issue 3 2017 Prime Minister Bill English dismissed recommendations from the Abortion Supervisory Committee (ASC) when he stated on a recent Q+A interview, in response to a question as to whether he was in favour of liberalising abortion laws, “I’m not, and I wouldn’t vote for legislation [...]

Mental Health sector in crisis

Mental Health sector in crisis

This article was originally written for and published by Salient, Issue 2 2017 Systemic issues with mental health service provision in New Zealand have been met with calls to review and better resource the system. The People’s Mental Health Report, published in April, is a crowdfunded and crowdsourced inquiry into the experiences of New Zealanders struggling [...]