allyson

Allyson Hamblett – I am an artist

Allyson Hamblett is an artist and a long-time disability and transgender rights advocate.  This week, she tells us about Arts Access Aotearoa’s “I Am an Artist campaign”, which aims to change people’s attitudes and perceptions by promoting the work of artists who experience disability. Society holds many preconceptions about disability, based on fear of the…

RYBday

Happy Birthday Rainbow Youth

Dear Rainbow Youth, I remember the first time I met you. I was on a trip up from Dunedin, and my friend invited me to a trans guy meet-up that was being held at your drop-in centre on K Rd. I had been running a queer and trans youth group in Dunedin for the last…

Being Nice

How nice is too nice?

Nikki Frittmann is a notetaker and reader/writer for students with disabilities at AUT University.  She has Spina Bifida and lives in Auckland with her husband and two cats.  In this week’s guest blog, Nikki tells us what she has learned from recent dealings with Work and Income New Zealand. I was always brought up to be…

Clock

Career clock

*Tick tick tick* Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about my career. Yep, I already have a job, but it never hurts to ponder where you’re heading and what your future holds. My grandparents tell me stories about how they became proficient in one area and had the same job all their lives. My parents…

UMAL2M First 100

100 Days of Meaning and Belonging

In celebration of our 100 days project: You Mean A Lot To Me here’s  a look back at the videos Top 5 most viewed videos: 5) Shaz: http://youtu.be/ptZb319YPlU 4) Cate: http://youtu.be/BAVNffJOQhA 3) Whetu (and many others): http://youtu.be/2DDfu-3jvKs 2) Anna: http://youtu.be/CIuOQVab0oo 1) Hilary and Mike: http://youtu.be/fP2770eDF4k   Who were the videos made about (relationship)? The infographic shows circles…

100 thankyou

UMAL2M Day 100: Thankyou!

Well folks! We made it! Thank you to every one of you who submitted a video, and shared your thoughts and feelings about meaning and belonging with us! We’ve really loved doing this project and we’d like to keep the project going – so please feel free to continue sending us your videos and we’ll…