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AuthorKate Aschoff

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July 16, 2018

This tale is one of glowing tussocks and toi toi, Māori legend, tikanga, and karaoke. It takes the audience from their seats and into a tale about whānau and the secrets we keep to protect one another. Trae Te Wiki (25) is joined by her younger sister Tial (11) onstage. Together they make up the […]

July 16, 2018

Wikipedia says: “Feminism is a range of political movements, ideologies, and social movements that share a common goal: to define, establish, and achieve political, economic, personal, and social equality of sexes.” There are at least 7 sub categories of the feminist ideology: Liberal Feminism: Has a strong focus on legal and political rights for women, […]

June 5, 2018

CW: suicide, depression & sexual assault 28/05/2018 Dear Louise, It’s the Opinions issue next week! Awesome. I love hearing what people think. I told my friend this issue was coming up and she said “isn’t every issue of Salient an opinions issue?” — obviously you and I know the difference, but the wider student population […]

April 30, 2018

It can be challenging to know how to access mental health support, but it’s super important to get the help you need. Here’s some things I learnt from my experiences in the mental health system. Your first port of call is to see a GP. Give them as many details about your situation and mental […]

April 30, 2018

If you’re going to have an audience, any audience, sit through a 2-hour performance, and one 15-minute interval, you better have a damn good play on offer. I’m no so sure if The Lie passes this test. I will say I left the theatre with a lot to think about. If a piece can make […]

February 26, 2018

I went in to AUNTY with high expectations. Winner of Best Comedy Auckland Fringe 2017, AUNTY returns to BATS after a sell-out season, “more outrageous than ever.” I wouldn’t quite go so far as to call it “outrageous” as the BATS team do, but I did have a laugh now and again. AUNTY is what […]

October 16, 2017

How do we change the world and the people in it, for the better? I’ve recently become aware of the anger activism within the LGBTQIA+ community. The “man hating” / “cis hating” / “straight hating” / “oppressor hating” anger that informs a lot of our activism. I hold a lot of this anger myself, but […]

October 9, 2017

Our final column for Salient 2017 has got me thinking: what is UniQ’s queer agenda? Recently we updated our constitution and got new exec members, but what are we standing for? Why are we standing at all? The majority of UniQ groups in the country are doing their damn best, but aren’t thriving in all […]

August 14, 2017

Sanctuary, meaning: “refuge or safety from pursuit, persecution, or other danger.” That’s what I think of when I hear the words “safe space”. Something we’ve talked about at UniQ before is that for a lot of queer students at Vic, the only place they feel they can be themselves is in a “safe space” like […]