Stardust flowing from an open hand. Digital illustration.

Nikki’s Natter – Brought to heal?

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.  Every second month she shares her musings with DPSN. One day as a young, hungry University student (well, hungry on this day anyway, as I’d forgotten my lunch),…

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Gender Neutral

This week in our video series we sat down to talk to one of the founders of ‘Gender Neutral‘ an NZ company dedicated to making New Zealand a safer, and more inclusive space to go to the toilet:


Anna’s bi-monthly musings – NZSL Week 4-10 May

Every second month Anna shares her musings, personal insights, and observations of our diverse lives. Celebrate. Communicate. Connect is the theme for New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) Week 2015. It is a celebration of one of NZ’s official languages which is used daily by more than 20,000 New Zealanders. NZSL Week raises awareness about NZ’s…

The Glorious Dead Inscription on the Cenotaph in London

Let’s stop glorifying war

Source: Now that ANZAC week – commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings where New Zealand and Australian troops were killed – is over, I feel better about sharing my somewhat unpopular beliefs about continually marking this occasion. Suggesting ANZAC Day, let alone ANZAC Week, is glorifying war brings protest from almost everyone…


Equality and Universality

Blake Leitch is a writer from Auckland’s North Shore who recently graduated from Massey University with a degree in journalism. He also recently graduated the Be. Leadership programme.  In this week’s guest blog, he shares his thoughts on how we can move from diversity and inclusion, to equality and universal rights for all. Throughout my small, little…