I’ve always had a real knee-jerk reaction against accepting anything I see as “charity.” Which is really hard, when you’re in a position where you kind of need it. But Continue Reading →
Last night I read a post by a woman named Louise about what it really means to be a student in New Zealand. It really cut me open.
One of the things that has struck me about running this blog is the horror stories I have heard from people having trouble with WINZ. Having trouble is putting it Continue Reading →
I’ve been contacted by a Masters student who is researching the wellbeing of beneficiaries who have come off the benefit, temporarily or permanently, since the reforms in 2013.
New Zealand’s social welfare system “dehumanises” people in need, with beneficiaries described as “scared stiff” of Work and Income case managers, new research says.
Last week, I tweeted about going to the gym. Weirdly, I was pretty damn excited about it. I used to go a lot, but my health put paid to that. As Continue Reading →
This is an extremely generic headline and the following post will of course not be relevant to all disabilities or illnesses. I started making a list of practical items that Continue Reading →
The only problem with having the comments turned off here is: I don’t hear from you. As a writer, I know that this is both difficult and inevitable. You put your Continue Reading →
It’s hard to believe it was a year ago I wrote the blog post that earned me such unexpected notoriety. What that also means is it’s been 12 months, so I have Continue Reading →
I fundraised for my MRI. I guess you already know the outcome. It’s booked for January 24.