Disability and Management

Every second month Anna shares her musings, personal insights, and observations of our diverse lives. Can having an impairment be compared to managing a team?   I don’t know what it is like to be a manager. However, I can tell you what it can be like to have an impairment. So, here are the…

NZSL rainbow

NZSL Rainbow Vocabulary VLOG

This is a video blog about some of the LGBTIA/Rainbow NZSL signs. I’m no expert, so sorry if there are some mistakes in here (please let me know if there are and I’ll fix them!) – and if you know of any other NZSL ones, let me know too! Check out these videos for ASL…


Diversity Dilemma: function (aka disability)

In this months guest blog, Philip Patston shares part one of a four part series on the diversity dilemmas that New Zealanders face in 2015. Disability awareness is slowly becoming more commonplace in workplaces around New Zealand, though it hasn’t really taken off like other diversity issues. You find it sometimes in community organisations, particularly disability…


Social media and mental health

Over the past few months I’ve been thinking a lot about social media and how we use it.  I’ve written recently about the power of social media in outright challenging outdated stereotypes, as well as how it can re-create social norms in more subtle ways.  In fact, I often dismiss nay-sayers who argue that social…


Making Peace : Days Like These

Rachel is a writer and ex-teacher. She is passionate about advocacy for people like herself, with rare, chronic or invisible disabilities. She has a neurological disorder called Pandysautonomia. She blogs about it (and other things) on The Chronic-ills of Rach.  In this weeks guest blog, she shares her thoughts on the importance of friendship –…


Speculative Relationships

This week we look at Speculative Relationships – a Sci Fi and Romance comic anthology. Creator Tyrell and Artist Isabella discuss putting together the anthology, the challenges, the lessons that can be learned from diverse storytelling, and diversity in comics. Check out their sites below: Tumblr: http://speculativerelationships.tumbl… Twitter: