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…

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: https://twitter.com/SciFiRomanceCom

Do rainbows make a difference?

Unless you’ve been tucked away under a rock somewhere, you likely would have seen the recent news that the US Supreme Court has ruled all 50 states in the nation must carry out and recognise marriages between people of the same sex.  This makes the US the 21st country or territory in the world to…

Pride Parley

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…

A Different Kind of Story…

I’ve been drawing and writing for as long as I can remember, long before I was ever a man… since I was a little girl, in fact. Drawing has always been an outlet for me, and an important tool for self care. When I was in school I drew and wrote a lot, because I…

Rainbow hearts in shape of Olympics logo

The Furore over Rainbows in Sochi

During the lead up to the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, there was a lot of community, media and social media chatter about how overtly anti-LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans*) the Russian government is. It all began in 2013, when “President Vladimir Putin signed a law at the end of June prohibiting…