Earlier this month, I went out on an internet-free trip with friends. We spent a long weekend in a house up in the mountains, and exiled our phones in …
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Ten years ago, I was determined to become a scientist. I could imagine nothing better than spending my days buried in books, staring at the heavens, po…
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Illustration by the amazing Pepper ❤︎ ✧ The year 2000 was a time of beginnings. J.Lo’s “Waiting For Tonight” pulsed through the charts, ushering in a n…
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Sometimes, when the noise of every day life becomes a bit too much, I like to step back and imagine myself observing the world as if I were a historian…
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Illustration by Pepper ❤︎ After two months of sadness, sickness, and gloom, I’ve been reflecting a lot on life, the cult of productivity, and why I’ve …
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Ah, autumn. Everything is dying!!! This weekend we were in sunny Nelson, where the air has that characteristic South Island crispness to it, and the su…
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Illustration by the amazing Pepper <3 Two years ago, I was asked to write a short piece on my experiences being a Chinese-New Zealand woman. I wrote a …
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Beautiful-as-always illustration by Pepper <3 In a bold move, Pintrest has blocked search results for terms that are known to proliferate anti-vax prop…
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Illustration by Pepper <3 This week I’m hanging out in my hometown of New Plymouth. It’s Chinese New Year, which means I come home and participate in t…
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Illustration by Pepper <3 I told myself that I’d do more personal letters and less thought-intensive essays, but gosh I guess I just have a lot of Thou…
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As I’m writing this, I am procrastinating a large list of mind-numbingly simple tasks. (They’ve been hanging around so long they’re positively fermenti…
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I once gave a talk to a room full of women about enjoying problematic media. At the time I was talking about hip-hop’s tendency towards misogyny, but t…
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