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…

Racist Bullshit

Content note for racism and fat phobia] On my post ‘Bad Indian Girl’ I received the following comment: “Good article. A bad Indian girl is probably a good human. These fat hideous looking race of humans with a sub human culture. It is a culture that does not align with normal human values. The society is dominated…

Bad Indian Girl

I am Indian but I am not from India. This one sentence is often enough to blow peoples minds, or at least confuse the shit out of them. I had never been to India until just on a year ago when I spent two months there as part of my travels. When I was in…

The Immigrant Issue

Immigration is not just a vague political issue to me. It affects my life on a day to day basis. How the government views immigration decides whether my grandmother can come and live with me. How the person interviewing me for a job feels about immigration can decide if I get a job or not.…