All of a sudden bread has become important. Every time I have gone to the supermarket to get flour – there’s none, sold out. Why – under chaos – have we all ditched our carb-free lifestyles to become a society … Continue reading Rewana and the magical qualities of bread
Whose getting in on all the conspiracy theories and sinister plots with power-wielding mongrel characters out to destroy the other? Here’s a few floating around.. Covid was developed in a laboratory by a foreign government as a bio weapon. The … Continue reading Covid conspiracy theories: How to know the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
I’m around a lot of (online) babies at the moment. Four of my siblings have been sharing their babies with us on facetime – and it’s such a refreshing joy amongst these peculiar covid times. I cant help but learn … Continue reading Getting that soft-creamy-milky-comfort amidst covid-19
Yesterday I had a big tangi. Cried that I am separated from my children. I’d been hiding that mamae from myself for the last week. I’m away from my kids a lot, but to be forcibly separated from them – … Continue reading Have a big cry if you need to.
The day of the lock-down announcement was eerie. What’s going to happen to me? What’s going to happen to my kids? I need to go to them right now. Will my job be safe at the end of all this? … Continue reading The two things that happened to me on the day of the New Zealand lock-down announcement.
War hero and Victoria Cross medal recipient Willie Apiata recently expressed in the public that he is accessing professional healing services to help him come to terms with his war trauma. “People think I’m this tough Special forces soldier, but … Continue reading ANZAC Day: Lets talk about war trauma
It seems like every day I’m reading blogs and social media comments by Māori, (especially our wahine), who are giving well-meaning intentioned Pākeha woman a whiplashing for when they say ‘I’m only just trying to empower Māori’. This seems to … Continue reading A test for Pākeha who want to know if they are empowering Māori.
I often see well-meaning non-Indigenous who are trying to help with Indigenous cause. Before I get into the nitty-gritty of this blog, I want to frame it with this poignant, yet beautifully sad story and a lesson from a butterfly. … Continue reading Stop stealing our Indigenous struggle: A guide for the non-Indigenous Supporter