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October 13, 2014

“action is…the refuge of people who have nothing whatsover to do…its basis is the lack of imagination. It is the last resource of those who know not how to dream…action is limited and relative. Unlimited and absolute is the vision of him who sits at ease and watched, who walks in loneliness and dreams…” – […]

October 13, 2014

Travelling is truly a learning experience. I have just come back from visiting several countries in 4 weeks and have decided for this opinion issue to impart some advice for a smoother OE.   Before You Get on the Plane I never realized how important the right suitcase could be. After this holiday I’ve discovered […]

October 12, 2014

After reading the Salient election issue I was left historically fucked off. The piece that got me highlighting, circling, jotting notes and furiously displaying my anger in teeth clenching whispers (I was in a Blue zone, gotta respect the blue zone) was an interview with John Key.

October 12, 2014

In a world where microaggressions are becoming increasingly untolerated, there is one term that escapes this, the S-Word. Obviously I am not talking about the word shit. I am talking about the word slut.

October 5, 2014

The society in which we live thrives on unsustainable living. From our grapes that are grown in California and flown across the world for consumption to the very energy resource which we rely on, we are surrounded by and encouraged to continue this unsustainable way of life.

October 5, 2014

‘The only shame is not living a life.’
I don’t have the strength right now.

October 5, 2014

I was fifteen. In an emotional abusive relationship (probably my trigger). I was alone in a crowd and no one knew. I tried to talk to councilors, I tried talking to matrons (I was living in a boarding hostel at the time) but no one would listen. No one would take me seriously, except maybe one or two of my closest friends.

October 5, 2014

I don’t believe in mental illness.
Well apart from like Down syndrome and stuff. I mean those are legitimate disabilities, right? What I meant to say is that I don’t believe in like depression, anorexia or ADHD. You know those ‘mental illnesses’.

October 5, 2014

It smells like oranges. When you close your eyes, you’re seven years old; it’s summer and you’re back in the Coromandel. Your skin feels warm. You can taste the Rocky Road ice cream that’s running down your chin, and it doesn’t bother you.

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