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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 […]

June 5, 2018

There is something very easy about extremities: it’s the comfort that comes with treating “right” and “wrong” as if they are unquestionable, unshakable truths. It’s the relief of being able to point the finger at someone else, identify the problem, the enemy as “other” and, in doing so, absolve oneself of blame. It feels good […]

June 5, 2018

Let’s talk about anxiety and driving for a hot minute. Now I grew up driving in Hamilton, and the Hamil-hole provided some excellent space for crafting up my skills and doing wheelies. This being said, upon moving to Wellington, I missed the freedom of driving everywhere. Needless to say, I grew to love walking around […]

June 5, 2018

While I have gained a bit of a reputation for being opinionated, I do have an attention span best suited to 280 characters. Bearing in mind that I have never once in my life been wrong, these are the hills that I am willing to die on: Sweet things should not be served with dinner. […]

June 5, 2018

The trailer for Crazy Rich Asians dropped a few weeks ago, claiming a star-studded cast, including Constance Wu (Fresh Off the Boat), Harry Shum Jnr (Glee; Shadowhunters), and Awkwafina (Ocean’s 8). But more importantly, it’s a 100% Asian cast – the first of its kind in Hollywood in over 20 years. Maybe my standards are […]