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Social commentaries

Caption Legislation needed to put Aotearoa in step with other OECD Nations

Hope Cotton is a member of The Hive, a group of young people helping to shape policy. She's a proud member of the Deaf community and relies on captions for information access. Here she speaks about the changes needed for her to better experience the world around her.

Hope Cotton

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Opinion pieces

Hephaestian Song: a poem by Blake Leitch

Blake Leitch, a poet who lives with Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type II writes about how the world looks different from his wheelchair.

Blake Leitch
Blake Leitch
Lived experiences

You Owe Him Nothing

Would a Tamagotchi have done the trick? Áine asks. In this piece, she deals with her experiences of people who don't take "no" for an answer.

Aine Kelly-Costello
Aine Kelly-Costello
Social commentaries

Alice Mander on Disability and Feminism

This long form piece - edited by Umi Asaka and Roberta Francis Watene and written by Alice Mander considers disability and feminism

Alice Mander
Alice Mander
Opinion pieces

This is your House too

How do we ensure representative politics?

Henrietta Bollinger
Henrietta Bollinger
Recipes

Low FOODMAP, Gluten & Dairy Free French Toast

Kate Henry is a recipe creator and the voice behind “Princess Poorly” here she shares her journey with food as a person with Chronic Illness.

Kate Henry
Kate Henry
Social commentaries

Latifa Daud on the Complexity of Privilege

2020 has taught us all about privilege in more ways than one. From having a safe place to quarantine in, to being able to sleep in your bed without being shot by the police. The reality that these rights are not afforded to everyone has slapped us all in the face.

Latifa Daud
Latifa Daud
Lived experiences

You deserve to be seen

Bri Scalesse is based in New York City and was one contributor to our first long form article this year. In this piece, Bri shares her journey to become a disabled model.

Brianna Scalesse
Brianna Scalesse
Social commentaries

Accessibility: a makeshift kind of love

There's nothing like getting a message that says, We’re getting married! Only looking at accessible venues. (red love heart emoji).

Henrietta Bollinger
Henrietta Bollinger