The government retraining scheme needs to cater for all
- May 23, 2020
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
First published on Thursday the 4 th of April, 2019, this piece comes in at number 3 in the top 30 most read...Read More
First published on Wednesday the 20 th of March, 2019, this piece comes in at number 9 in the top 30 most read Villainesse stories of 2019....Read More
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First published on Sunday the 3rd of March, 2019, this piece comes in at number 14 in the top 30 most read Villainesse stories of 2019.
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First published on Monday the 1 st of July, 2019, this piece comes in at number 16 in...Read More
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First published on Saturday the 20 th of April, 2019, this piece comes in at number 19 in the top 30 most read Villainesse stories of 2019....Read More
First published on Friday the 12 th of April, 2019, this piece comes in at number 23 in the top 30 most read Villainesse stories of 2019....Read More
First published on Saturday the 23rd of February, 2019, this piece comes in at number 25 in the top 30 most read Villainesse stories of 2019....Read More
First published on Saturday the 10 th of August, 2019, this piece comes in at number 28 in the top 30 most read Villainesse stories of 2019....Read More
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
As a society, we are (slowly) becoming more and more sustainably aware. Most people I know bring a reusable cup along when they want a takeaway...Read More
Feeling like you’ve had a productive day can be pretty great. However, I’ve noticed over the last few years is that getting that same sense of...Read More
Somewhere between the G-rated Christmas dinner you’ll be spending with family and the strictly-professional work do, lies the no holds barred end-...Read More
I once heard someone say that hormonal contraception is so effective because after taking it women don’t...Read More
This year, more than ever before, it’s crucial that we make Kirihimete one that is better for our people and our planet. Because the holiday...Read More
You’ve probably heard of the Satisfyer Pro 2 by now. It’s that rose-gold airpod-looking device that’s got folks calling in sick. Users have...Read More
A comprehensive guide to those responsible decisions that we know deep down we should be making already. How many of these planet-friendly habits...Read More
One day my then-boyfriend of two years climbed onto the roof of the school library and...Read More
In my 23 years on this planet, I have consumed a lot of pop culture. Particularly pop culture that focuses on love and romance. I’ve watched every...Read More
I’ve only ever had serious relationships with women. As a queer woman my experience with men is limited to a few young “relationships” extending...Read More
I have always liked shoes. Shoes help you do things and go places. Though my zest for shoes will never rival that of Carrie Bradshaw’s (and I have...Read More
When I was younger, I wanted to be a cyclist. Specifically, I wanted to be like those sunkissed, helmetless Europeans that you see in the movies...Read More
Chanel Miller, for years after the Stanford...Read More
I’ve only been working full time for four months, so I give everyone who’s been working their whole life full permission to roll their eyes and...Read More
He calls himself a feminist, but doesn’t do anything to support the claim. He expects a round of applause anyway.
He says he’s a ‘nice guy...Read More
It’s undeniable - we’re living in truly terrifying times when it comes to the wellbeing of our environment. I feel like I’m barraged with...Read More
Last year, I was asked to speak about medicine alongside two doctors at my old high school’s careers evening. Collectively, we touched on the...Read More
Dresses must be completely full length. This means below the ankle bone.
Dresses should not dip down between the cleavage area.
A few years ago now, when ‘wellness’ was still a novel concept, I decided to quit sugar. I was sick of my relationship with the white stuff – and...Read More
As sometimes happens, even if only by coincidence, two vastly similar films were released within months of each other last year. Beautiful Boy and...Read More
Recently, I had the privilege of hearing Dame Margaret Sparrow, pioneer in sexual health services, speak at the New Zealand Medical Student’s...Read More
New Zealand is not the easiest place to be sober. But we are increasingly questioning our attitudes towards alcohol. The 2019 Global Drug Survey...Read More
Dear parents everywhere: no matter what you think, your child has probably secretly taken drugs. Maybe it’s not all the time, maybe it was just...Read More
I read the comments.
Oh, God. I read the comments.
It doesn’t require any further context, does it? It doesn’t matter the subject...Read More
As the time for university and scholarship applications draws near, my peers are voicing...Read More
Our planet is in trouble. We’ve known about the climate crisis for some time, and now more than ever is the time for collective action. But there’...Read More