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How Neoliberalism Made me Selfish

By   /  September 26, 2017  /  LaQuisha St Redfern, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  9 Comments

Saturday was election day in New Zealand, and while the final configuration of parliament is still being negotiated, as has become normal under the proportional representation system, it’s petty clear that New Zealand has voted for a continuation of a neo-liberal approach to governance.

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Analysis of National Party advertising

By   /  September 18, 2017  /  LaQuisha St Redfern, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  6 Comments

Analysis of National Party advertising

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Sorry

By   /  April 19, 2017  /  LaQuisha St Redfern, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  5 Comments

Although it’s beginning to fade from the newscycle, I have a few opinions about the recent injurious removal of a passenger Dr. David Dao from a United flight. As reported on Fortune.com, United released first-quarter earnings, and apologized for the second time.

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Makeup Purchases

By   /  March 7, 2017  /  LaQuisha St Redfern, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  Comments Off on Makeup Purchases

The first time I purchased my own makeup was in 1994 at a pharmacy in Chartwell Square, a sprawling shopping mall in suburban Hamilton. I’d been pilfering my mother’s for years, but in my ill-fated first year of university I had drawn down the “materials costs” component of my student loan and I was heading in for some concealer.

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My life – my experience

By   /  February 28, 2017  /  LaQuisha St Redfern, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  1 Comment

Twenty years later and I still get a little sense of unease when I wander into the women’s wear section of Farmers Lambton Quay, or spend fruitless hours looks for a non chintz print edition of a t-shirt dress in the Lyall Bay Warehouse. I still notice the glances I get when I’m going around with makeup on my face, that are absent when I’m being read as male.

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A Brief History of Entitlement

By   /  February 16, 2017  /  LaQuisha St Redfern, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  10 Comments

Entitlement. It’s a work that I’m reading more and more often of late. Used to describe an attitude born of various privileges. Take New Zealand’s former Prime Minister tugging on a waitresses ponytail. I’d class that as entitled behavior. Clearly John Key felt that he had tacit permission to lay his hands on this young lady.

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Writing 2016

By   /  December 16, 2016  /  LaQuisha St Redfern, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  Comments Off on Writing 2016

I have all the tools at my disposal for writing, I have a nascent audience, the good lord has seen fit to give me the ability to turn a phrase. Yet, my word count, in the last three months of 2016, has been curiously low. What’s going on here?

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Emotional Literacy

By   /  October 18, 2016  /  LaQuisha St Redfern, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  4 Comments

I was the first one in my family to be waylaid by a mental health speed wobble. Oh LaQuisha, she’s so crazy. But as the decades ticked over, the others started to fall too. This is when I realized I was the canary. The illness was in the family all along, it was just that I was that much closer to the psychic metal than the rest of them.

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