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AuthorMadeleine Ashton-Martyn

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May 1, 2016

Madeleine shares her story of experiencing and enduring extreme bodily pain. The piece describes the details of a car crash which may be triggering to some people.   On the 18th of December I was in a high-speed car accident at the T intersection where state highway four meets state highway three near Te Kuiti. […]

August 16, 2015

(Despite the chronic undervaluing of female leadership) Your VUWSA President usually occupies this space but considering the fact that the total equity groups he’s a part of is 0, I’m taking it for the Women’s issue. I hope this is reflective of the rest of my life, pushing cis-het-white-dudes out of spaces they occupy. It’s […]

June 1, 2015

“Shoot for the moon; even if you miss you’ll land among the stars” Right now, I’m sitting in front of my screen, staring at this column, half a sentence in thinking “man I should have started this yesterday”. You can probably empathise with this a lot. Technically this was due a couple of days ago […]

March 8, 2015

So it’s the second week and you’ve probably sat through at least 20 minutes of the wrong lecture before building up the courage to leave. Or if you’re a student returning to Vic you’ve been welcomed back with frustratingly slow internet and overwhelmed looking freshers clutching hall lanyards. If this time of year is good […]

August 3, 2014

Women’s Week is an incredibly important time for Victoria, VUWSA, and me personally. I’m very proud of the work the VUWSA Women’s Group has been doing in preparation for this week and hope that you take this opportunity to learn, to reflect, to recognize, and to celebrate.

July 13, 2014

Welcome back to Wellington and welcome back to Vic! It’s bizarre to think that half a year has passed and it’s Re-O Week again; great job all round for making it this far. We’re pretty stoked about this week for a number of reasons.