Toward the close of 2022, I was burnt out. It was a year of rapid transformations, new findings, new beginnings, and new friends. While it was an upward stride of new discovery, it was paired with a downward plunge into what I did not want to see. The things I had repressed for two decadesContinue reading “New year, new commitment”
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Nails, hair, hips, pray
*Trigger warning: blades/sharp objects* There was always something about nail polish that caught my attention. My nana (my mother’s mother) was a fabulous woman whose uniform was her drawn-on black eyebrows and her bold ruby lips. Occasionally she would dip into her assorted collection of nail polish. Whenever her sisters used to visit from theContinue reading “Nails, hair, hips, pray”
“Kia ora! As most of you know I am Shawn and I sit across the Human Centered Design and equity teams… and *unexpected need for a deep breath* I am non-binary” Oh god, I have never said that out loud before… I scramble together the rest of my sentences and move on with the objectiveContinue reading “Non-Binary? Yeah. “
From a very young age, I seemed to have a fascination with the Atlas. I had this giant map of the world that draped over a wall in the guest room of the very first house we (my family and I) lived in when we first immigrated to New Zealand. I never took an interestContinue reading “Atlas”
Kia ora, Ayubowan, Hello.
I am uncertain where to begin this blog journey but I have finally decided to sit my fine ass down to get something out on ‘paper’. The thought of creating this little platform of storytelling has been on my wee queer mind over these turbulent years of the Covid-19 pandemic. These moments of mandatory socialContinue reading “Kia ora, Ayubowan, Hello.”