Exclusive: Former Elohim Academy Cult Member Speaks Out

An exclusive look inside the elusive religious movement recruiting young women around New Zealand.50th Article Special!Exclusive interview and research by Keeara Ofren, with support from Arishma. Read Part I: 'A Cult Tried (And Failed) To Recruit Me'Read Part II: 'Auckland Students Recount Experiences with Elohim Academy Cult' Unabridged Version.Originally published in Craccum Magazine, Issue 19 … Continue reading Exclusive: Former Elohim Academy Cult Member Speaks Out

Interview: Sober House Project

Originally published in Issue 19 of Craccum Magazine, (1 September 2020): http://www.craccum.co.nz/?p=6661Featured image sourced from Magda Ehlers from pexels.com. Where were you when you felt pressured to drink? It’s a question that shouldn’t have to be asked, but is one almost everyone has an answer to or a cautionary tale to match. In a world … Continue reading Interview: Sober House Project

Vox Pops: The State of Sex Education in New Zealand

Originally featured in Issue 16 of Craccum Magazine, 2020 (10 May 2020): Online Only VersionFeatured image is a stock image by Dainis Graveris, sourced from pexels.com. When words such as “My vegeta is swollen and itchy” or “Am I pregante?” reached meme status on the archive that is Yahoo Answers, this posed the question in … Continue reading Vox Pops: The State of Sex Education in New Zealand

Part 2: “A Cult Tried (and failed) to Recruit Me”

Part I found here: "A Cult Tried (and failed) to Recruit Me" Originally featured in Issue 11 of Craccum Magazine, 2020 (25 May 2020): http://www.craccum.co.nz/?p=5823Featured image is 'Prosperine', by Simone Pignoni, sourced from Wikimedia Commons. In my Issue 9 story, “A Cult Tried and Failed to Recruit Me”, I detailed my unusual encounter with Elohim … Continue reading Part 2: “A Cult Tried (and failed) to Recruit Me”

New Zealand’s Problem with Anti-Asian Racism

Originally featured in Issue 6 of Craccum Magazine, 2020 (6 April 2020): http://www.craccum.co.nz/?p=5249Featured image is a stock photo by Cotton Bro, sourced from pexels.com I interview Hanna Lu, University of Auckland student and researcher of Chinese New Zealand history.Content Warning: Anti-Asian racism discussion, Sinophobia discussion As Aotearoa continues on in lockdown, we have become reliant … Continue reading New Zealand’s Problem with Anti-Asian Racism

Opinion: The Rise of the Far-Right: Hindu Nationalism in India and Aotearoa

Originally published in Issue 3 of Craccum Magazine, 2020 (17 March 2020): http://www.craccum.co.nz/?p=5009Featured image is a stock image by 'Sound On', sourced from pexels.com.All screenshots accompanied in this article are provided by those who sent in tips. “Nationalism is inseparable from the desire for power” -George Orwell, “Notes on Nationalism” Divide and conquer. This has … Continue reading Opinion: The Rise of the Far-Right: Hindu Nationalism in India and Aotearoa

Vox Pops: The Poaching Debate

Originally published in Issue 2 of Verbatim Magazine, University of Auckland Law School, 2019.Featured image is a stock image by Jean Wimmerlin, sourced from unsplash.com.As Verbatim Magazine was only a physical magazine at the time of printing, this is unpublished on internet channels. The world is on the brink of an ecological disaster. Human consumption, … Continue reading Vox Pops: The Poaching Debate

Hate Speech Vox Pops: Should Hate Speech be a specific offence in New Zealand?

Originally published in Issue 1 of Verbatim Magazine, of the University of Auckland Law School 2019.Featured image is a stock image by T Chick McLure, sourced from unsplash.com.As Verbatim Magazine was only a physical magazine at the time of printing, this is unpublished on internet channels. Views expressed belong to the respective participants.Surnames and photographs … Continue reading Hate Speech Vox Pops: Should Hate Speech be a specific offence in New Zealand?

Interview: Lucy Stewart of the Disarmament and Security Centre

Originally published in Article 15 of Craccum Magazine 2019, (6 August 2019): http://www.craccum.co.nz/?p=4309Featured image is a stock image by Stoica Ionela, sourced from unsplash.com War! What is it good for? And indeed, what is it good for? The words of this protest song, remembered in a jovial jest but may very well be relevant even … Continue reading Interview: Lucy Stewart of the Disarmament and Security Centre

The Activist Diaries: Snapshots from the Student Strike for Climate Change, 2019

Originally published in Issue 4 of Craccum Magazine, 2019 (March 2019): http://www.craccum.co.nz/?p=3654All images in this article were taken by me. Efforts have been made to contact interviewees to seek and receive permission for the publishing of their photos and to protect their privacy. All photographs taken and published with permission.Please contact kforkindling@protonmail.com if you wish … Continue reading The Activist Diaries: Snapshots from the Student Strike for Climate Change, 2019