Author: Jackson Lacy

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  • From each according to their ability, to each according to their needs

    Te kaupapa o tēnei tuhituhi: wellbeing in activist circles, and how everyone’s skills matter in the revolution. I’ve been thinking about the accessibility and demands of activist spaces over the last few months, and it came to a head this morning, at the School Strike For Climate. The Strike has been massively in the news…

  • I code-switch: an analysis of how I talk

    I have three accents. A Māori accent, a Pākehā accent, and a neutral accent. I code-switch between the three seamlessly and without noticing. A few people say and have said I’m just pretending, that I’m just trying to fit in. I promise this is genuinely something I do without thinking. My mum and my girlfriend…

  • The right to self ID: A letter to Greg O’Connor MP

    I just sent this to Greg O’Connor, MP for Ōhāriu, in support of the Right to Self ID campaign. Kia ora Greg, There will undoubtedly be constituents of yours writing to oppose the proposed amendments to the Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Bill. I am writing to urge you not to listen to them.

  • We’re next: TEDxYouth@TeAro is back for 2019.

    [Originally posted on the TEDxYouth@TeAro blog] Last year, we asked: “What’s next?”. This year, we know: we are. TEDxYouth@TeAro is back and better than ever, at the helm of our former Associate Finance Director, Olivia Trass.