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The rules for being a woman out alone at night

At my last job I occasionally worked a shift finishing at 11pm. My car was parked around the corner from the exit, about 150m away. Before I stepped out into the downtown Auckland street I would fish my keys out of my bag and grasp them firmly in my right hand. Only then would I… Continue reading The rules for being a woman out alone at night

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Why feminism as a marketing strategy isn’t necessarily a bad thing

By now, you’ve likely seen the t-shirt ad doing the rounds at the moment, in which young girls dressed in princess costumes talk about inequality while using language considered by many to be wildly inappropriate. If you haven’t, here it is. Potentially NSFW, depending on where you work. But don’t be THAT person – put… Continue reading Why feminism as a marketing strategy isn’t necessarily a bad thing

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Polymer Clay Necklaces

I started playing with polymer clay a couple years ago, after Stumbling Upon a tutorial for some super cute apostrophe earrings. The earrings worked out pretty well (sadly can't find the tutorial now) but most of my experiments since have been... well... not great. Until now! I'm really happy with these polymer clay necklaces, especially the… Continue reading Polymer Clay Necklaces

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The incredible pressure on feminist-friendly television

I think we can all agree women are not represented as well as they should be in mainstream television. Women (ie half the population) make up about 37% of characters on prime-time television. Women 45 and older make up just 15%. Compared to their male counterparts, those female characters are significantly more likely to talk… Continue reading The incredible pressure on feminist-friendly television

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Apple Pie Flavoured Tea Cupcakes

I don't usually like to make big bold statements about how wonderful my baking/cooking is, but these cupcakes are delicious and if you don't think so, you're wrong. I started with the Cupcake Project's ultimate vanilla cupcake recipe, added/removed a couple of ingredients, and infused the butter in the recipe with the delightful Forever Nuts and Big… Continue reading Apple Pie Flavoured Tea Cupcakes

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Taking a stand against the beauty industry, one wax at a time

I’ve been a bit obsessed with making my own beauty products lately. I’ve experimented with making my own wax, face/body scrub and lip balm, and in time I’d like to make almost everything I put on my face and body, including foundation, moisturizer, and eventually maybe even mascara and eyeliner. I have to draw the… Continue reading Taking a stand against the beauty industry, one wax at a time