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I have tried to be fair. I have tried to be understanding of the good work WINZ does, and their well-intentioned policies, and to work within those structures. I have tried to be grateful for the support I do get. But I have had ENOUGH of the sheer and complete incompetence that ensures that I … Continue reading
This is my Guide for How To Not Be Creepy on Twitter. It is a response to my own experiences, and includes notes contributed by others. The Guide is mainly aimed at men, but can apply broadly. I wrote this because, as with most online spaces, Twitter can be a difficult place to feel comfortable … Continue reading
I walk with a cane. Not all the time, but most of the time, because I’m weak from being ill for so long and it makes life much easier if I have something to lean on. Since I started using my cane, I noticed how much the attitude of strangers changed. At first, I was … Continue reading
I’ve been saying that I wanted to write about the cost of the lack of understanding of mental health in New Zealand. Then Bob Jones demonstrated it for me. The particular comment I refer to has been removed from today’s column – (which also, incidentally, insulted some of our greatest writers, spurned Creative NZ, patronised … Continue reading
I recently got given the Hyperbole and a Half book. It is the best thing ever. Hyperbole and a Half is a blog and a book written by Allie Brosch. She is hilarious, talented, sensitive, honest and most importantly completely relatable. The blog, which started several years ago, was doing incredibly well, until Allie developed depression … Continue reading