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Review: Dawn O’Porter, ‘The Cows’

COW [n.]/kau/ A piece of meat; born to breed; past its sell-by-date; one of the herd. Recently I had the sheer pleasure of taking lone flight to see my best friend. It was too early in the morning to summon... Continue Reading →

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Leave it on the playground

  With the weather sending out flirty sunny signals by way of apologising for the recent flooding in our city, we decided to get together with some friends and their kids for a combined family lunch and play. Given that... Continue Reading →

Rachel’s Boob-boo

On Valentine’s Day, Rachel Smalley used her ‘Rachel Smalley’s Opinion’ slot in the NZ Herald to have a substantial crack at women who’ve gone under a plastic surgeon’s knife or needle. Boob jobs, in particular, have really gotten Rachel’s natural... Continue Reading →

Step aside, Sanctimommy

Not only does the Internet offer up things that make me laugh and give me the opportunity to see what complete strangers are doing with their lives and décor, it helps me feel connected to the world on days when... Continue Reading →

Body Shaming on The Spinoff

Rachel Smalley made a boob-boo in a national publication. Offence was taken. T-shirts were printed. I wrote an opinion piece about the whole storm in a D-cup, because body shaming is pretty shit, really, and so is brandishing a feminist... Continue Reading →

Statement

I explained the difference between a statement and a question to Tilly, because she was saying "I have to tell you a question!" before every single thing she said. But now she struts around the house shouting, "I need to... Continue Reading →

Go with your gut

In the glamour stakes, the gut ranks somewhere alongside the armpit in the eyes of most people, and is generally left to its own devices. Far from simply being a means of getting food from one end of our body... Continue Reading →

Secondary Infertility & IVF

This is part two of a blog originally written for If Only They'd Told me, about endometriosis, IVF, and (spoiler alert) motherhood. You can read part one here I'll just do IVF I remember breezily thinking in my twenties, “oh, I... Continue Reading →

The upsides of the massive front side

A few friends are pregnant with their first babies at the moment, which has propelled me into a surge of nostalgia - combing through our newborn photos, and getting teary about little socks that I can’t face giving away. My... Continue Reading →

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