I've just come from a morning at the storage unit, with one of the women I walk alongside, and while I'm glad to have spent time with her, I have had the urge to write this post since we got there, and I started going through the clothes with her. You see, about 18 months … Continue reading A definitive guide to giving to charities.
Recently, Aunty Wendy and I spent most of the day at the storage unit, getting it into shape. (I have unpack donations once a week, but usually leave the big sort until one of the Aunties is able to help me. A few people have now used their community days from work to do this, … Continue reading We like what we like.
I have been speaking about this for years. And I will continue to talk about it, shout about it, because it's incredibly important. Don't give us your shit. I mean it. Other charities don't say it so rudely, they never say it at all because they're too afraid of losing donors. I don't care, to … Continue reading Why it’s really important for your donations to be in immaculate condition, and smell nice.
What a year it's been eh? A really big year for The Aunties, and for me personally. Everything has changed, and nothing. I no longer work with women in any refuge, but with my community whānau, and the people who are there to support women through their organisations. But I still have my girls - … Continue reading Thanks To You
What a night. So. What's Stand Up For The Aunties? Three years ago, give or take, I met Michèle A'Court - famed comedian, author and raconteur, dontcha know - on Twitter, and we just sort of gravitated toward one another. As our friendship blossomed, she said she wanted to do a comedy gig for the … Continue reading #StandUpForTheAunties
I've been thinking a lot lately - and I think about it a lot in general - about what exactly it is that the Aunties do. And what I do. Not the logistics or the practical everyday stuff, but the exact nature of the spirit of it. What helping is, and is that what we … Continue reading Companionship in compassion