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AuthorEve Kennedy

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September 25, 2016

Paid childcare isn’t a new occupation. Governesses, and other paid childcare providers, became more common throughout the 18th and 19th centuries as the upper-middle class were able to afford to pay others to look after their children. Governesses were more like in-home teachers than babysitters, often required to teach their charges additional languages, reading, writing, […]

July 31, 2016

Eve tackles the myriad problems that underpin the sexual violence justice system. She looks into the role of an M.E.K (Medical Examination Kit), and how the evidence gathered can be both useful, and problematic. Content Warning: this feature contains distressing descriptions of medical and legal aspects of rape and sexual violence.   The sexual assault […]

July 17, 2016

I came out as bi for the first time at the rather ripe age of 19. It came across suddenly—I only began questioning my sexuality a few months prior after I realised what I thought was merely a friend crush on a woman was actually a crush-crush. I only realised it was a crush-crush after […]

May 29, 2016

In 2014, I had a breakdown. I nearly quit law school. I did catastrophically in all my papers. I either slept non-stop or not at all. I was deeply unhappy and at my worst, suicidal. I had a terrible haircut and I was desperately single. Somehow, I survived. I had good friends and an okay […]

October 5, 2014

Risotto is relatively speedy, and best of all, often only one-pot. Being the flat cook means I hardly ever do dishes (score), but if I’m cooking for one or two, I’ll make this if I’m too lazy to put dishes in a dishwasher (side note: thoroughly recommend renting a flat with a dishwasher).

September 28, 2014

Loretta, upper Cuba St, is owned and run by the same people as Floriditas, a veritable Wellington institution a little further down Cuba St.

September 21, 2014

To mark the end of root-vegetable season, try this spicy salad. It’s inspired by the Chow pumpkin salad and it tastes just as good (if I do say so myself), and it’s very easy to make.

September 14, 2014

Mexico’s recent arrival in Wellington seems to have induced a fair bit of hype and excitement, judging by my Twitter feed, the lengthy wait for a table at the restaurant, and my mum’s joy at its arrival.

September 7, 2014

Spring has sprung! Hurrah!