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AuthorKate Aschoff

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September 17, 2018

Soft Tissue is an abstract theater creation from Ella Gilbert.The play claims to be “an affectionate comedy about the absurd performances of the ‘weaker’ sex. It moves between observations and conversations — explores the sexy, the grotesque and the beautiful parts of being human — and laughs at them along the way.” But what was […]

August 20, 2018

Petition to End Gay Conversion Therapy On 18 July a petition to “end gay conversion therapy” was presented to Parliament. The petition was presented by Young Greens representative Max Tweedie and Young Labour representative Teri O’Neill. The petition encourages the House of Representatives to “ban gay [and transgender] conversion therapy, being any form of treatment […]

August 20, 2018

I will always be happy to see queer stories on stage. No matter what shape they take, they are defying the norms of heterosexuality or cisnormativity, and that continues to make me lean in for more. Mating in Captivity had the potential for a beautiful queer story, inside the captivity of Annie and Rob’s heterosexual […]

July 23, 2018

We’re sitting in a circle. All us queers on the floor, laughing, him quietly on the couch. “But hold up-” says Megan between chugging her drink, “we all voted Green right?!” The room erupts with laughs and screams in response, a big “yes” from everyone who’s oppressed for their gender and sexuality. But he shuffles […]

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 […]