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Anna’s bi-monthly musings – International Women’s Day

Every second month Anna shares her musings, personal insights, and observations of our diverse lives. International Women’s Day 2015: MAKE IT HAPPEN Whether you identify as a woman, man, neither, both or something else entirely, I think people of all genders and regardless of gender can celebrate INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY!!  (Some women won’t agree with…

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Pride Powwow

This year I decided I would change up my blogging and start a monthly vlog – interviewing people over video. My first vlog was going to be focussing on the Auckland Pride Festival, which is just wrapping up, after a month of performances, gallery shows, markets and, of course, the Pride Parade. The festival had…

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Best of DPSN: Angelina Jolie’s boob job makes the news

Another top post about tops! Here we have Barbara’s take on the way the news media handled Angelina Jolie’s chest surgery back in 2013. We’ll be back next week with a brand new blog post! So the latest hot topic of conversation around the watercooler last week was actress and director Angelina Jolie’s boob job. More…

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Best of DPSN: Get your tits out for breast cancer!

This post is the third in our series of ‘Best of DPSN’ – it comes all the way from back in 2013 about the importance of people of all genders getting their chests checked out! September is Breast Cancer Awareness month – or Pink Ribbon month.  A time when you may hear and see plenty of…

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Best of DPSN: Charlotte Dawson and suicide reporting in the media

We’re back with another ‘Best of DPSN’ blog. This one was from March last year, after the death of Charlotte Dawson. Barbara reflects on the way media reports suicide, and society’s views of mental illness… I’ve thought a lot about suicide reporting in the media since the death of Charlotte Dawson, just over three weeks…

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2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 11,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many…