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July 13, 2019

Digital platform-au fait musician and poet Claudia Jardine talks about her new EP, ^North, and her sister’s pug, Frank the Tongue.   taylor: Tell me a little bit about your journey.   claudia: . I grew up in Christchurch. I taught myself guitar when I was 11. I came from a really musical family. I’ve […]

June 4, 2019

Your silent cries left unheard As you trudged your way through The trenches of self, disturbed   Fighting a losing battle Against a foe only you know   Your decision was irreparable The pain inconceivable To lose a friend so irreplaceable   A friend checks in A friend is a friend So to you Whom […]

June 3, 2019

“We’re just friends.”   “Let’s be more than friends.”   There’s a lot of discourse in our society that frames friendship as a limited love, as though it sits firmly under familial love and romantic love. This has never sat well with me—many of my most passionate bonds with others have been found under the […]

April 1, 2019

  Bish you thought I’d talk about Sex Education, huh? Well, you’re wrong.   Today we’re talking about Spartacus, which is a cheaper, hornier, more fun version of Game of Thrones. Seriously, if you like your fantasy in 40-minute excerpts and with consensual sex, Spartacus: Blood and Sand (and the following seasons) are great alternatives. […]

April 1, 2019

From the Archives Since coming to university, I’ve discovered that not everyone received sexual education at their high school. But one thing’s for sure, the sex issue of Salient has always provided an opportunity for students to explore and share the sex narrative. One of Salient’s first Sex issues was published in 1986, titled “Focus […]

March 18, 2019

Flaunting confidence in the form of a heavily self-curated swimwear pic is one thing. But as I recently discovered: doing so when you’re half-naked in front of a production team, is a whole other thing.   If I’m being totally candid, up until very recently, the Body Positive Movement had meant little to me beyond […]

March 9, 2019

Post-it Notes – NZ Fringe 2019, 11-14 March, Bats Theater   ‘A surreal one-woman show exploring depression, learning to live with yourself, and learning to live with Post-It notes.’ Post-It Notes is apart of the Wellington Fringe Festival for 2019. The show is written by Ben Wilson Directed by Keegan Bragg, the character Mia is played […]

March 4, 2019

What would Eleven wear?   Season three of Stranger Things comes out this year, so we all know what that means: corduroy, overalls, and David Bain jumpers are going to be flying off the op-shop shelves faster than you can say “this article is not sponsored by Netflix but is definitely open to it, should […]

March 4, 2019

Nothing usually gets between me and my Cozy Cake Kitchen chips, but last week, one incredible gallery window display stopped me in my tracks. Hariata Ropata Tangahoe’s A Post Colonial Fantasy exhibition at Bowen Gallery is so utterly gorgeous that I wish I could forget it, just so I can see it all over again. […]

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