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Nikki’s Natter – It’s Only Words

I’ve always been fascinated by words. I was very keen on reading when I was a kid, and whenever I found a word I liked, I’d make the most of it, like good food – rolling it around on my tongue, enjoying the sounds the letters made.

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Intersex Youth Aotearoa

This month we interviewed Tommy Hamilton from Intersex Youth Aotearoa about his work with the organisation, the new website they’ve built, and exciting things happening within the intersex community.

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Diversity Dilemma: Sexuality

Philip Patston shares the final part in his series on the diversity dilemmas that New Zealanders face in 2015. Growing awareness of diverse sexuality in the workplace is one thing. But here’s the dilemma: What if the dominant culture of the organisation is to talk about the ideals of heteronormative marriage and children, mums and dads, with…

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On giving advice

As a Psychologist, I try really hard not to give my clients advice. Of course, I offer a lot of different tools and strategies for people to try out, or to help them think or feel differently about their situation.

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PAN-demic – the Pan phenomenon

Every second month Anna shares her musings, personal insights, and observations of our diverse lives. Who doesn’t want to ‘stay young forever’ and ‘have no responsibilities’? Just like the iconic Peter Pan, who first appeared in the adult novel The Little White Bird (1902). He then returning as a centre character in stage play Peter…

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Hohou Te Rongo Kahukura DPSN Vlog

This month I speak to Elizabeth and Sandra about Hohou Te Rongo Kahukura – Outing Violence For some reason my camera cut off half of Elizabeth’s face so I had to use my photo shop skills to animate the video instead of showing them talking for real. Hopefully you still get the impact of their…

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How are you?

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 what goes through her head when people ask…