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
Kia ora! It's te wā tuku reo Māori for Mahuru Māori (Māori language moment during Māori Language month) so I thought I would animate my Pepeha using MIT's Scratch! You can't embed it on WordPress properly (well I can't figure out how to do it on this silly app, so I might go and edit … Continue reading Animated Pepeha
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...
The Roastbusters boys have resurfaced, and people are understandably upset. How could a national news agency be so shortsighted?! 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.
Today, NZ Herald’s Nicholas Jones summarized some of the changes coming in the Education (Update) Amendment Bill, with emphasis on the change from starting school after your birthday to a cohort start. In short, this means that a child will be allowed to attend school from the first day of term, if they are turning … Continue reading She’s too young… or is she?
The Spinoff posted an awesome video and article combo recently. If you want to go watch it, I'll wait right here... or I can give you the TLDR version. Basically, they interviewed a whole bunch of amazing comedians and recorded the sexist comments they had been subjected to. Yes, I neglected to mention that these are … Continue reading How is this still a thing?