GIRLS ROCK! feminist as fuck I am a high school music teacher, with over 30 years experience in the classroom. For a very very long time I have wanted to do something to address issues around gender in the music industry. With other like minded music teacher friends – a few women-only music days were […]

I. Did. Yoga.

S0. I – did – yoga. For the first time. Ever. I am fat and had serious anxiety around the whole concept. But it was my daughter’s idea  – and I love her, so I thought, why not? She said – maybe you will like yoga? And I said – maybe yoga will like me? […]

ANZAC Day – serving the community.

I can’t remember the last time I did not have a leadership responsibility on ANZAC Day. For a long period of time, it was leading my singing trio M*Lasses performing songs by the Andrew Sisters at the Auckland Museum or singing with a swing band in Browns Bay. In the last few years – my ANZAC Days have been […]

Most people assume formal education is a process of individual development from being heavily assisted at the age of 5, moving on to only requiring guidance and eventually achieving full independence and confidence to tackle one’s own learning and growth. The sad truth is that most teachers of 18-year-olds will tell you that their students […] […]

No Man’s Land

Originally posted on dmsreviewblog:
No Man’s Land A Love Letter to Peace John Psathas, Jasmine Millet, Mathew Knight Wednesday 2 March 2016, Michael Fowler Centre, New Zealand Festival A personal opinion from Stephen Gibbs A mesmerising, poignant and uplifting contemplation of the consequences of war, and the vision of some sort of artistic resolution from…