In March 2020, just before the end times, the pop-up Globe right here in Tāmaki Makaurau, played a farewell season, and one of the plays was called Emilia. Who was Emilia? She was a published poet, a mother, a teacher and a feminist, from 1569 to 1645! Emilia was five years younger than a dude y’all might know, Willy Shakespeare. She did live longer than him tho, by about 30 years. If you *do* know Shakespeare, you might know that there was a ‘dark lady’ in his Sonnets, an unacknowledged inspiration for his plays, and Lloyd Malcolm, the playwright of Emilia, says it might just be Emilia. This is the closing monologue with some wee Viv changes.
Kia ora! You might have come here because you follow me on social media, or you have participated in one of my Rainbow Empowerment self-defence classes! Whatever the reason, nau mai haere mai, welcome! I have gathered resources as I have found them in one place here. If you know of any others, particularly Aotearoa-centric … Continue reading Rainbow Resources
Tēnā koutou katoa - Greetings AllKei te noho ahau kei roto i te taumarumaru o Te Pane o Mataoho - I sit in the shadow of Māngere MountainI tipu mai ahau i ngā tahataha o te moana o Manukanuka o Hoturoa - I grow better on the shores of Manukau HarbourNō Mārehia ahau - I … Continue reading Ko Vivian tōku ingoa
I have been working in the education sector for a couple of years now. Returning to it, after about a decade away in the charity sector. Earlier this year, Dr Ann Milne put her course, Identifying our White Spaces, online for a discount, and the amazing organisation I work with (The Pam Fergusson Charitable Trust) … Continue reading Colouring in the white spaces
The right to self-ID (changes to the Birth, Deaths, Marriages and Relationships Relationship Bill) should have been just a small administrative change, why is it such a big deal? Read More...
I got to go to Te Hui Nui o Te Tai Tonga and it was amazing! Read below for my ramblings and ruminations on a great unconference.
Co-facilitating an #AllyTeaserWorkshop for Women in Tech NZ. It was such a blast! Read More...