The School Social

A weird high school memory. A story about growing up. Maybe.Unpublished (For now...)Written 26 July 2021. Adapted from actual journal entries kept at the time of high school. Featured images are stills from the music video of 'Teenage Dirtbag' by Wheatus (c)2000 Sony Music Entertainment and 'Love Me Like You' by Little Mix (c)2015 Columbia, … Continue reading The School Social

Goodnight Alt-Right: A Practical Guide to Neo-Nazi Vandalism in NZ

A saga of swastikas, stickers and swift action. Originally published under a pseudonym in Craccum Magazine (29 July 2019): http://craccum.co.nz/community/goodnight-alt-right-a-saga-of-swastikas-stickers-and-swift-action-how-to-practically-address-the-growing-problem-of-neo-nazi-vandalism/.Featured Image sourced from Radical Graff Tumblr, graffiti seen in Melbourne following the Christchurch Shootings.CW: Hate crimes, hate speech, racial epithets “The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference”. Elie Wiesel’s words of the importance … Continue reading Goodnight Alt-Right: A Practical Guide to Neo-Nazi Vandalism in NZ

My Crush, The Far-Right Troll

The story of my first brush with university heartbreak and politics of the real world.Published in Clitbait Magazine's 'Transitions' Edition, September 2021: http://www.clitbait.co.uk/my-crush-the-far-right-troll/Unabridged version.Written 10 July 2021, adapted from March-May 2016 journal entries.Featured image is Pepe the Frog, comic book character appropriated into right-wing meme culture, sourced from KnowYourMeme. CW: Cyberbullying, violence against women, racial … Continue reading My Crush, The Far-Right Troll

A Response to ‘Mufti Day aka Judgement Day’

My unpublished Q&A response to one of my most read articles.Part I available here: "'Mufti Day' aka Judgement Day". Unpublished (For now...)Written 3 July 2021Featured image sourced from Canada Times. CW: Bullying When I wrote ‘Mufti Day aka Judgement Day’, I wrote it at 2am when I couldn’t sleep, laughing and crying about weird memories … Continue reading A Response to ‘Mufti Day aka Judgement Day’

The Next Wave of Anti-Indian Racism in NZ

Anti-Asian Racism in NZ Hasn't Gone Away- It's Re-emerging. Originally featured in Craccum Magazine, Issue 10 (17 May 2021- My bday 🧡): http://craccum.co.nz/news/opinion/the-new-wave-of-anti-indian-racism/Featured image sourced from Cottonbro from pexels.com .Abridged version. Content warning: Discussion of racism The propaganda machine was set. Words and text will be prepared to be distributed for people to accept unconditionally. … Continue reading The Next Wave of Anti-Indian Racism in NZ

Close Encounters of the Sugardaddy Kind

We are not alone. God, sometimes you wish you were though. Originally featured in Craccum Magazine, Issue 4 (19 April 2021): http://www.craccum.co.nz/?p=8064Featured Image sourced from Suzanne Jutzeler of pexels.com. Abridged version. Once upon a time, in an unaffordable de-facto-feudal-wealth-disparity kingdom called Auckland, there lived a princess who always made a beeline to any clearance section, … Continue reading Close Encounters of the Sugardaddy Kind

My Review of ‘The Healthy Kiwi Student’ by The Tasty Twins

Originally published in Issue 1, Craccum Magazine, 2021 (1 March 2019): http://www.craccum.co.nz/?p=7206Featured image sourced from Trang Doan of pexels.com When I think about what it means to be a student, I think about scrounging around the ‘Reduced to Clear’ meat section for random cuts below 10 dollars. Or being on the possible brink of scurvy … Continue reading My Review of ‘The Healthy Kiwi Student’ by The Tasty Twins

Why ‘The Australian Dream’ Was One Of The Most Shocking Films of 2020

Unpublished (For now...)Featured image sourced from The Independent.Content warning: Discussion of racism, racist epithets. My theatrical access to the film ‘The Australian Dream’ was sponsored by Madman Entertainment New Zealand.'The Australian Dream' is available for purchase on DVD via Madman Entertainment and is available for rent at Auckland Libraries. Madman Entertainment is a leading distributor of … Continue reading Why ‘The Australian Dream’ Was One Of The Most Shocking Films of 2020