Pronouns and how to use them

Today is International Transgender Day of Visibility and I wanted to use the opportunity to share a piece on gender pronouns: What are they? Why are people talking about them? Do I need to do anything if I’m not LGBTQI? Feeling a bit lost and confused by it all? Start here… What are pronouns? Time for a quick grammar refresher. Gender pronouns are words that … Continue reading Pronouns and how to use them

A letter to men on International Women’s Day

This International Women’s Day I’d like to do a huge shout out to my ride-or-die, my absolute partner Liam, and to all the men in my life stepping up to support gender equality. Perhaps counterintuitively, the single greatest thing men can do to advance gender equality in the workplace is to invest more time and mental energy in household and care work. Because over the … Continue reading A letter to men on International Women’s Day

Infographic : Equal Pay vs. Gender Pay Gap

A few years ago I joined an organisation focused on getting a better gender balance in NZ’s leadership. There, I discovered that the gender pay gap was not the same as unequal pay for the same work. The first is common, and annoyingly legal. The latter, though still sometimes happening, is illegal (in NZ and the UK, at least). It comes down to this: there … Continue reading Infographic : Equal Pay vs. Gender Pay Gap

Why I’m not built for baby showers

Growing up, fun was never the stated goal in my family home. To be successful at life was to be diligent, disciplined, and frugal; it’s the protestant work ethic that has stayed with me, even as a confirmed agnostic. Doing anything my brain perceives as “frivolous” can be an inherently guilt-ridden experience for me. It’s why I could still only ever take out a loan … Continue reading Why I’m not built for baby showers