I've always been somewhat ambivalent about Anzac Day. I've never pinpointed quite why - there could be so many reasons - but today as I watched others commemorate, pay their respects, stand solemnly at their letterboxes, I think I may have figured it out. Domestic violence - in particular violence towards women - has never … Continue reading Lest we forget.
I've talked about my marriage and my husband a lot since he died 16 months ago. My tongue loosened, the words came rushing out of my mouth and hit the air, exploding my truth, our truth, all around me. So many words. And so much feedback since from people who recognised their relationship in mine. … Continue reading Portraits of a marriage
If you’re struggling right now and you're in AKL.... Auckland Council Aucklanders unable to afford groceries or in self–isolation with no access to other support networks can call 0800 22 22 96 between 7am and 7pm, seven days a week. Callers must meet government criteria for assistance. 👉 Salvation Army 0800 53 00 00 Text your … Continue reading Where to get help with food in AKL right now. Food Banks and community services.
There is a lot of discussion recently, in lockdown, around police attending more family harm incidents, and a lot of people don't seem to know what this really is, so I thought I'd give it a crack. Because domestic violence is PART of family harm, as the police see it, but it is not what … Continue reading What is family harm?
This morning, I was sent a message from one of my girls. It was a video of her, in a kakahu, on a marae, and the matua was talking about her, but I wasn't sure what it really was. There followed a beautiful conversation, a short one, and she'd like me to tell you about … Continue reading The alchemy of love
It's racing very quickly to that time of year, again. And this year, we're trying something a wee bit different. A givealittle page specifically designed to cater to those of you who just want to rain down Xmas cheer on some really special and beautiful human beings. Every year, for the last six years, we've … Continue reading Our Annual Xmas Appeal.