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Volunteer & service work

Using knowledge and expertise in academic and wider communities

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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

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