Author Archives: Melanie

Starting From Scratch In A Way I Did Not See Coming

Ten years ago I stood in the Baby Factory in Hamilton, six months pregnant, sorting through tiny clothes on the rack with tears streaming down my face.  While I had a suitcase full of baby clothes at home, I had … Continue reading

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She Should Have Been Safe Here

Should she, though?  Really? New Zealand women are not safe, why would any other woman be? It’s a nice sentiment, but it’s not realistic.  Women in New Zealand are not safe because, although we care a bit, there are things … Continue reading

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