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July 23, 2018

CW: sex, genitals, talk of misgendering Andrew: So when did you become a vegan? Ben: When I met my wife. You? Andrew: Oh, when I met my partner. He’s vegan, too. Even though neither of them said so explicitly, both Andrew and Ben have revealed their sexualities to each other. Language allows us to paint […]

July 23, 2018

Aunty Dana’s is an op shop the sits in 128 the Radical Social Centre. The shop raises money and provides a community for takatāpui, trans, and intersex people. Salient News Editor sat down with Kerry Donovan Brown, the manager, and Lola Elle Bellamy-Hill, a devoted volunteer. Taylor: First of all I’m just curious about the organisation as a whole. How did […]

July 23, 2018

“Our life is a story,” I remember being told, while engaging in the extensive oral tradition of my hometown, “a series of stories”. It is no coincidence that the word historia applies to both documented history and fairytales, as they both involve a level of curating events and experiences to create a coherent narrative. Of […]

July 23, 2018

As many as 2% of the population may be considered intersex. You have lectures with intersex people, you’ve sat next to intersex people on the bus, hell, you probably have three or four people who could identify as intersex among your facebook friends. But if it’s that common to be intersex, why aren’t we aware […]

July 16, 2018

When I first met Lucie, she was making plaster castings of people’s nipples. She used the stuff that dentists use to mould people’s teeth, because it held its shape the best. She told me it was for her art. The castings came out white, and very delicate at the edges. You could see every little crevice […]

July 16, 2018

It could be worse, right? Women in NZ can vote, we’re not married off at 12, and genital mutilation isn’t a rite of passage. So what the hell are feminists in NZ complaining about? Tara Ó Súilleabháin investigates. My journey advocating for women’s rights started only a couple of years ago while volunteering for JERA International, a human rights […]

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

I’m 16. The clock hits 9:30pm and my mother tells me to get to bed and get an early night. My lamp lights up the room that was previously lit up by Minecraft and my phone alerting me that someone poked me. The rain begin to hit my window as I turn on my speaker […]

June 5, 2018

Dehydration is the enemy. This is my life motto, mostly because I haven’t yet had a meaningful enough life experience to warrant something as cliché as a proper life motto. Nevertheless, dehydration is a problem I face every day when I come to uni, and that is because there are not enough drinking fountains. Every […]