That Time When: A Queenstown Weekender

That Time When: A Queenstown Weekender

I have a husband who loves the hell out of snowboarding, and who has only visited the snow a couple of times since we’ve been together. So it seemed only fair that one of our next trips away together should be to the snow, and seeing as he’d never been to Queenstown before, and has a fellow snow-loving cousin who could hook a cousin up with some mountain-side work-perks, it was a no-brainer for us to make a trip down to Q-town for some end-of-winter fun!

Women Crush Wednesday: All About Kate

Women Crush Wednesday: All About Kate

Yesterday marked the 124th annual day of Suffrage here in NZ. Kiwi women went out and voted with purpose on this monumental day, at one of the many advance voting spots dotted around the country (and the world!). Because we should, and because we CAN. All thanks to Kate.

FTA: Free Women Free Men

FTA: Free Women Free Men

While I outlined my desire to read and learn more about the feminist movement of past and present in my post about the book We Were Feminists Once, I do also want to make sure my reading material is wide and varied, as you can’t truly learn about a thing (especially something as socially-charged as feminism) from one view-point only. So I picked up Free Men Free Women with the idea it would give me a wider picture of feminism, one which includes men in the discussion in greater quantities to what I am used to from other feminist writers/ideas.

Selfies: The Sweetheart Singlet

Selfies: The Sweetheart Singlet

Spring is here and I’m loving this warmer weather! I’ve got sunny outdoor rollerskating sessions in my mind’s eye, and was inspired by this cute strawberry print knit to create an adorable retro-style singlet to go with my skate-friendly highwaisted shorts from last summer…

FTA: Ladies’ Haircult

FTA: Ladies’ Haircult

Even though I have done years of fashion cult reading (particularly of the ’50s – ’70s decades), I still learnt a whole lot of new things from Pivetta’s book, even from my most favourite eras! I think the fact that she is from a European background, rather than UK or US, meant that her research incorporated a much wider scope of material…

How I Became Political

How I Became Political

I’ve voted in every election I was old enough to, as my Mum always pushed the importance of voting, and she’s often been involved as a voting-day volunteer. But I would say that it was only this year’s election where I fine-toothed my way through the policies of every major party, thanks to the brilliant Policy site by The Spinoff, and got familiar with the offerings.