Making Sense of the Philippines’ Election: An Election 10 Seconds into the Future

Content Warning: Political violence mention, martial law mention, torture mention, poverty mention, extrajudicial killings mention. Original version.Originally published as a post on my personal Facebook, republished with permission on Asia Pacific Report as an OpEd, 12 May 2022.Thank you to David and the team for spotting my writing and recognising its potential impact.My blog Facebook … Continue reading Making Sense of the Philippines’ Election: An Election 10 Seconds into the Future

A Warning: Far-Right Dialogue in Pro-Refugee Spaces

Views are my own. Content Warning: Discussion of the far-right, Islamophobia, hate symbols. Unpublished...for now.Featured image sourced from Reuters.Written 14 March 2022. Author's Note: Article is for educational purposes, to be used as a tool for awareness within activist circles. Political diversity is important for humanitarian circles, but a line must be drawn at racism … Continue reading A Warning: Far-Right Dialogue in Pro-Refugee Spaces

Why I Don’t Support Crimson Education

The story of how I changed from being a competitive person. Unpublished...for now.Featured image sourced from Daria Liud Naya of pexels.com.Written 4 February 2022 (After much procrastination). I was 15 when I was at the crosshairs of one of the most key debates in education, through one controversial company. Crimson Consulting, now Crimson Education, is … Continue reading Why I Don’t Support Crimson Education

Organising Against Disinformation

Organisation ideas to counter the far-right alliance with anti-vax, anti-mask and pandemic disinformation. An adapted guide and my opinion of a presentation by Campaign Against Racism and Fascism Australia.Inspired by ideas from Tom Tanuki, Zane Alcorn and Jess Lenehan and over 600 online activist attendees. Notes organised and researched by Keeara.Written 21 September 2021.Featured image … Continue reading Organising Against Disinformation

Exclusive: Former Elohim Academy Cult Member Speaks Out

An exclusive look inside the elusive religious movement recruiting young women around New Zealand.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 (13 September … Continue reading Exclusive: Former Elohim Academy Cult Member Speaks Out

A Vaccine Against Disinformation

A vaccine against fake news, so you can tell real from fake on the fly... Written 28 August 2021.Unpublished...for now.Featured image sourced from Cottonbro of pexels.com . Content warning: Pandemic discussion Part 2 available here: "Organising Against Disinformation". Are you receiving calls to reject mainstream news? Are you not sure who to trust? Have you … Continue reading A Vaccine Against Disinformation

The Virus of Domestic Violence: Why New Zealand is Not Prepared to Address a Domestic Violence Boom

Originally published in an Online Edition of Craccum Magazine (3 August 2020).Unabridged Version edited September 2022.Featured Image sourced from Vitor Barros of unsplash.com. Content Warning: Domestic violence.If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please contact 111. If you are in need of support regarding domestic violence, please contact one of the following … Continue reading The Virus of Domestic Violence: Why New Zealand is Not Prepared to Address a Domestic Violence Boom

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

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