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September 24, 2018

A few weeks back, VUWSA hosted its first annual Body Positivity Day. To promo the day, I really wanted to create a video interviewing students about the topic of body positivity. Some of responses were just beautiful. Here are some of my favourites. What do you love about your body? “ I shaved my head […]

August 13, 2018

Last week Ella and I went to attend a talk by the Irish Honorary Consul-General, Niamh McMahon, about Ireland’s experience with abortion reform. Since 1861, abortion has been illegal in Ireland, as for centuries in Ireland, there has been little separation between the Church and the State. In 1983, pro-life activists became worried that the […]

August 6, 2018

I got a letter from a Minister! The “March on Midland” was epic. I’ll give you a brief run down. On Thursday 15 March 2018 over 300 students banded together to demand future workplaces that are free of sexual violence. The march was in protest of the sexual harassment and violence students, interns, and graduates […]

April 30, 2018

Throughout my ordeal with an eating disorder and recovery, I longed to be “normal”. I wished I could go through my day and not be preoccupied with the thought of food. I wished I could wipe all my knowledge of calories and eat without a care in the world. I was envious of my friends […]

April 30, 2018

Eating disorders are notoriously secretive. For six years, bulimia was my deepest, darkest secret.   It started at a young age. The boys at intermediate called me “fat” nearly every day. They made up cruel rhyming jingles like “Paddy the pie maker” and “Paddy the Fatty, sitting on a matty eating a meat patty”. One […]

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