Immigrants to New Zealand

You Need Us

Sometimes I am amused by the shape that public discussions take when immigration is the issue. It is always, “they are stealing our jobs”, “they don’t assimilate”, “if they don’t like it they can go somewhere else” blah blah blah. Over and over again around and around in circles. Always a crucial factor is ignored…

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I love

I have been thinking a lot about love lately, as evidenced by my last couple of posts. I have been thinking about how conventional models of love are so limited and strained. I am expected to love the people who created me and raised me because our blood ties act as a magic elixir of…

future

The Next Chapter

At the end of 2012 I moved countries again, that made it it three countries and four cities within five years. That is a lot of big moves for two people. My partner, without whom none of this would have been possible has remained staunch in his support of me. It was not the first…

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Maybe the Internet Raised Me

In have learned more about from the internet than I did at university. While I am grateful to my university education for providing me with a framework, a theoretical perspective that changed the way I thinkĀ  and has added depth and nuance to my analysis of the world, the real meat of my feminist education…

Learning to Relate

Pop culture is obsessed with sex, love and relationships. It seems that nearly every TV show and every movie has some sort of romantic sub-plot, not to mention all the media that focuses on romance specifically.Television shows tend to capture the complexity of relationships more so than other forms of media, mostly because ‘happily ever…