Adult ADHD/Autism Advocacy in New Zealand – Things Must Change

Advocacy – What it means to me? Advocacy can simply be defined as activities by an individual which aims to influence decisions within political, economic, and social institutions. Advocacy includes activities and publications to influence public policy, laws and budgets by using facts, their relationships, the media, and messaging to educate government officials and theContinue reading “Adult ADHD/Autism Advocacy in New Zealand – Things Must Change”

There is no excuse for white privilege (and racism) in the post-BLM world

White Privilege It’s beyond time for white people to acknowledge their privilege, the white supremacist society we live, and to start doing the work to dismantle it. In every measurable outcome that involves Māori, Pasifika, Black, BIPOC, and Asian people – we have been perpetuating a culture that actively harms these groups. They are paidContinue reading “There is no excuse for white privilege (and racism) in the post-BLM world”

We must become a truly empathetic society

This blog will be less structured than I usually try to make things, I’m trying to show you connections I see that are apparent to my brain and how I think with ADHD. More a ramblings and thoughts of the past 24 hours stolen unashamedly from David Slack who I would recommend subscribing to, freeContinue reading “We must become a truly empathetic society”

Beat Saber is Revolutionary

I don’t know if you’ve ever heard of Beat Saber, but I want to talk to you about it in a way that makes you understand it’s not just a game. It’s actually pretty responsible for increasing my self esteem, fixing health issues that I had, and it has given me a sense of selfContinue reading “Beat Saber is Revolutionary”

Auckland Boys Grammar School is bad. Actually.

I’m getting pretty sick of seeing my alma mater constantly in the news. Pretty much my entire experience at Auckland Boys Grammar School (AGS) was awful. Starting before I even went there. Some of this is not entirely the schools fault – I was undiagnosed for ADHD and Autism and I also had vision impairmentContinue reading “Auckland Boys Grammar School is bad. Actually.”

Immigration is not the issue.

It’s been a rough week for migrant issues. Rounding out an exceptionally bad year and election season for migrants in Aotearoa. If you’ve been in Aotearoa for any length of time I first want to show you a chart that will help you identify this key difference in the way we talk about immigration inContinue reading “Immigration is not the issue.”

The World I Want To Live In

I often complain about a lot of things, I am a fairly pessimistic realist in regards to politics. I haven’t seen a lot of good change in my lifetime since becoming aware of politics. So what does my ideal world look like. 1 Capitalism is no longer the economic praxis. Capitalism is a completely amoralContinue reading “The World I Want To Live In”

The Games Industry is fundamentally broken

Gaming is a significant part of my life, and being honest my identity. This has been my life since we first got an Amiga500 when I was in my first decade of life. I have lived, breathed and thought about gaming in near every waking moment at times. The rush and thrill of gaming isContinue reading “The Games Industry is fundamentally broken”

The inequality driver in our society barely mentioned. The birth lottery.

How’d you guys do? We all played this lottery even if we didn’t want to. It’s the single biggest determinant of how well you do in our capitalist society. Hard work? Bootstraps? The birth lottery laughs in the face of these absurd concepts. Wealth needs to be taxed. It cannot be that the main driverContinue reading “The inequality driver in our society barely mentioned. The birth lottery.”

Celebrities and Role Models

I’d like to talk a little bit about modern celebrity culture, social media and it’s role in our lives, and some real positive role models. Firstly, I’d like to completely admonish our current obsession with celebrities, and what constitutes a “celebrity” in modern media. It’s no big secret that with the rise of reality television,Continue reading “Celebrities and Role Models”