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Anti-Racism Resource for Diasporic Communities

As an uprising against anti-Blackness and anti-Black police murders is happening in the US, diasporic Asian communities have been mobilised to act in solidarity and take responsibility for the ways that we/they are complicit in anti-Black racism and violence. Resources lists for educating ourselves, our families, friends and communities on anti-Black racism have been sharedContinue reading “Anti-Racism Resource for Diasporic Communities”

Constitutional imaginings

Fine muka, wovenby grandmothers’ gnarled hands.Written in a thousand dialectsin a voice we all understand.Punctuated by tūī trills,reverberating whale song.Adorned with treasurefrom children’s trouser pockets.Let it flowwith contours of land,soar high as imagination.Large enough toshelter all,small enough to carry closeto our hearts.Let it rememberWe areof the Earth,Affirmintimate connections,Remind usto love one another,again. By Arama RataContinue reading “Constitutional imaginings”

How to Use A Mask

A lot of white people don’t seem to understand what masks are for and why people wear them. This is a basic 101 tutorial since masks have become a symbol of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here we break down what this exotic cultural artifact is, why people wear it and how to use it properly. NextContinue reading “How to Use A Mask”

on mice not men

By Aku (july 13th:) on mice not men         colonization never ends  :                 MY BODY HAS BEEN CONSUMED  *breathe* My soul is good. My soul is safe. My hand is part of my Body. My hand belongs to my Body. I deeply belong to myself.  *breathe* MEN FRIGHTEN ME      Continue reading “on mice not men”


By Rex Letoa-Paget walk down the only / part of newtown / that hasn’t been gentrified / yet / boarded up / worship halls / line the street / rickety houses / that look like loose teeth / in the / rotten mouth of / white supremacy / graffitied concrete streets / decorated with stainedContinue reading “GIVE ME HOPE, JACINDA”

Queer feminist futures: 5 Cs of Intersectional Youth Leadership Zine

At a time of the COVID-19 pandemic, climate chaos, global intensification of alt-right white supremacist terrorism, ongoing colonialism, war and occupation, pervasive gender-based violence, intersectional youth leadership is critically urgent for any kind of future at all. My aim with “Queer Feminist Futures: the 5 Cs of Intersectional Youth Leadership” is to present some valuableContinue reading “Queer feminist futures: 5 Cs of Intersectional Youth Leadership Zine”

Who Our Ancestors Intended Us To Be

Presented by Kassie Hartendorp as the opening speech of a youth leadership plenary panel from Aotearoa at the Global Feminist LBQ Women’s* Conference in Cape Town, South Africa, 2019. The panel was organised by Elizabeth Kerekere, supported by Alofa Aiono, Bella Simpson, Shon Klose, Tina Dixson and Jelly O’Shea and featured the words of JayeContinue reading “Who Our Ancestors Intended Us To Be”