Over the last week we have all seen play out, what for me is going to be one of the saddest stories for 2024.
I have worked alongside Golriz Ghahraman and sat with her discussing great issues of concern. She in turn has supported the vision of Social Justice Aotearoa, sponsoring a petition around a really important issue for our country.
In her seven years in politics, Golriz has done some amazing things for the people of this country and so many other people around the world.
I will say I am proud of her for acknowledging the mistakes she has made and honestly feel that now is not a time of judgement, it should only be a time of support and understanding.
Obviously Golriz is unwell and needs as much love and support as she can get, and I for one am offering her that support.
I do not believe that the media should focus on Golriz’s mistakes but as we all know the media that is exactly what they will do, which is wrong.
It is my clear and personal belief that no one is perfect, we all make mistakes, some bigger than others, but we as a country need to better understand people and stop judging people.
If we all did this, our world would be a better place.
As I have said, I am saddened by the events of the last seven days, but I will always remember what Golriz did for SJA and our country with admiration.
Thank you Golriz, Best wishes, stay safe always.
Social Justice Aotearoa