Volunteer & service work
Using knowledge and expertise in academic and wider communities
2020 - present
Abortion Rights Aotearoa
The Abortion Law Reform Association of New Zealand (ALRANZ) is Aotearoa New Zealand's national abortion-rights advocacy group, founded by Dame MArgaret Sparrow and others in 1971. I was honoured to be elected as an executive committee member in 2020 and as president the following year.
Sharing expertise and knowledge with communities & the public
Here is a selection of some of the cool things I've been involved in or contributed to beyond 'the ivory tower'
of the university.
Menstruation, 'period poverty' & social inclusion
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In 2021, I contributed to EONZ's fantastic suite of educator resources, ‘Going with the flow’, about menstruation and gender-inclusive practices. Below is one of the videos for which I was interviewed and a video of the launch, which has background info. You can access the materials (print resource, lesson plans and the video series) from the EONZ website.
Linguistics Lounge, "Surfing the crimson wave: Talking/not talking about menstruation; Intersectionality and social work
I was interviewed for an episode of this podcast.
Writing in the media and popular press on the topic
Op Ed: We need to tackle the social stigma behind period poverty. Stuff News, 2020.
Period power? Ideas for intervening in menstrual poverty, blog post for the ISCHP blog written with Sheralee Wootton, drawing on the findings of her MA research project, 2019.