It’s time to disassociate food and guilt
- Jan 18, 2021
I feel like we’re more aware now of body shaming, eating disorders and the pressure to be perfect than we ever have been. And some things have...Read More
There is nothing inherently wrong with the giving of gifts as part of celebrating the Christmas season. For some it’s tradition, for others it’s...Read More
We all know I’m talking about WAP.
In a year full of juicy news, Cardi B’s raunchy single managed to hold its own against other storylines...Read More
One of the most significant disappointments of the 2016 US Presidential Election, aside from the fact that Donald Trump won, was just how many...Read More
I’ll never forget the day Barack Obama won the 2008 U.S. Presidential election. I was in high...Read More
When it comes to researching the husband stitch — a.k.a. daddy stitch, daddy tuck, husband knot and all...Read More
In many parts of society, feminism has made impressive changes for the better.
Other parts of society...Read More
If someone as accomplished and resilient as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern can be...Read More
Reminders of the dire state of our climate are seemingly everywhere.
“We’re all gonna die” my friends often say to me, casually, over a...Read More
I can go a long time without checking my social media. I can go ages.
At least, that is what my brain thinks.
And, when I do hop...Read More
I’m of the personal opinion that the world shouldn’t have any billionaires.
It might sound radical, but to me, the more radical belief is...Read More
Living through Covid-19 has presented tough challenges for everyone in NZ.
Many elderly...Read More
A few weeks ago, I wrote about coming across a political hoarding that read: NO GENDER IDEOLOGY. I wrote at the time : “It took me a while to even...Read More
On principle, I haven’t watched the bodycam footage of George Floyd’s murder.
Though after reading...Read More
When Jacinda Ardern told us to be kind following the new community transmission of Covid-19, she was accused of being “patronising”. In my opinion...Read More
I’m finally on annual leave after a rather intense six weeks of my first general surgical rotation as a junior doctor. “How are you going to spend...Read More
In some ways, it’s hard to think of the members of the Kardashian/Jenner family as real people. They loom so large in the public consciousness,...Read More
When it was announced that former Glee star Naya Rivera...Read More
These last few months, we have seen nations enact a collective response in the face of a global threat, showing us similar action is possible in...Read More
“What do you want to be when you grow up?”
How many times were you asked that as a child? How many times, as an adult, have you asked a...Read More
I’m 23 years old, and for at least a month this year, I was an avid user of Tik Tok. Don’t judge me, okay? We all got bored in lockdown.
Though posting on social media and showing up for protests are important ways to show solidarity, it’s important we’re mindful to not engage in...Read More
No cops, anywhere, should have guns. That much is simple. But it would take major upheaval to remove weapons from the militarized police forces...Read More
When you were young, did anyone ever tell you that they loved you? That’s a question court cultural report writer Associate Professor Khylee...Read More
The porn industry of the 1970s, headquartered in the San Fernando Valley in California, was a...Read More
I’m scared of hammers. It’s embarrassingly ridiculous, but it’s true. Over the past year or so, I’ve surprised myself by completing a few DIY...Read More
“There’s no hair dye, just saying…”
Six little words that said so much. When Newshub asked...Read More
I’m white. My family is white. A lot of my friends are white. A lot of my parents’ friends are white. As a result, I’ve spent a lot of time...Read More
I’m lucky to live near a fantastic West Auckland library. It’s one of the newer ones, with the high ceilings and glass walls. It’s not Devonport...Read More
Content note: Suicide
Suicide is something we seldom talk about. It’s a difficult conversation at the best of times. Now, as we enter our...Read More
If you know Girls Related - After Dark (a.k.a. GRAD), then you will understand my struggle at putting the group into words. If you don’t know GRAD...Read More
So what happens next?
What happens when there’s no 1pm Jacinda-and-Ashley Show? When there’s no wage subsidy? When we’re allowed to go out...Read More
When I saw a tweet that claimed dolphins had returned to the Venice canals , my heart felt the...Read More
As the number of new cases drops each day, the consensus is pretty much clear: New Zealand has done a pretty good job so far with this whole Covid...Read More
Obviously, there’s never a good time to have body image issues or a history with eating disorders, but this feels like a particularly shitty time...Read More
New Zealanders are social people. Even I, a card-carrying introvert, can attest to that.
It’s not just that we like to have a yarn – we...Read More
I don’t know about you but for me, one hour’s worth of work is starting to feel like eight.
Turns out living through a pandemic is bloody...Read More
Let me start by saying this: there’s nothing a feminist could do to halt my belief in the rights of women.
That being said, sometimes I...Read More
It’s difficult for people to fathom the idea that a first world country like Aotearoa is affected by an issue like period poverty. The co-founder...Read More
S-heroes. Aotearoa is abundant with them. But how is International Women’s Day looking through the eyes of our legendary wāhine? I caught up with...Read More
It happens every time.
In 2017, when Harvey Weinstein was first embroiled in his numerous sexual assault charges, it was Lindsay Lohan of...Read More
This week, I watched in fascinated horror as the online world decided, by comparing a few interview clips...Read More
Asking for help isn’t the easiest thing in the world… but here I am, asking you for your support. If you love reading Villainesse, would you...Read More
Thirty years ago the Māori flag was launched at Hikoi ki Waitangi 1990 .
1990 was also...Read More
NikkieTutorials has been in my periphery for several years as a super-reliable source of...Read More
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2019 was, quite notably, the year that the climate crisis leapt to the forefront of almost all conversations, both public and private. And it was...Read More