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 [...]

Education Amendment Bill Passes First Reading

Education Amendment Bill Passes First Reading

This article was originally written for and published by Salient, Issue 10 2017 The Education (Tertiary and Other Matters) Amendment Bill has passed its first reading in Parliament and is before the Education and Science Select Committee for consideration. The bill amends the Education Act 1989. Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, and Employment Paul Goldsmith said [...]

Time to think twice about becoming a teacher

Time to think twice about becoming a teacher

This article was originally written for and published by Salient, Issue 10 2016 A survey of recently graduated primary school teachers has exposed the debt and stress many are facing when trying to find and maintain a job in the industry. The survey, conducted by the New Zealand Educational Institute (NZEI), found that over 50% of [...]

TEU vs. VUW

TEU vs. VUW

This article was originally written for and published by Salient, Issue 21 2016 On September 14 strike action was announced by the Victoria University branch of the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) over disagreements with the university regarding employment negotiations. On September 15 those protesting wore red, played the Split Enz song “I See Red”each hour while [...]

We aren’t wired for these statistics

We aren’t wired for these statistics

This is an opinion piece on an issue very close to my, and many others' hearts.  I acknowledge there are varying opinions, perspectives and understandings of suicide. This post is my way of sharing my own, which has been moulded from my personal experiences and knowledge.    Suddenly, as the world so ignorantly continues, a family [...]