Text says: Now, he can read. Black text over the image of an open book with a string tied around it to create a heart shape.

Now, he can read

At the beginning of this year, my son started his third year of school.
He could not read.
His school and his teachers were aware of this. They had realised this by the end of his first year of school. His school offered a reading recovery program for children who need extra assistance with literacy

Text says: A taste of acceptance. Brown text on a white rectangle over a brown coloured photo of rugby goal posts.

A taste of acceptance

Yesterday, I heard the news that Jonah Lomu, a former rugby player for New Zealand, passed away.
I have never met Jonah Lomu. But, I have bittersweet memories of the 1995 World Cup. He played such a central role in New Zealand reaching the finals.
For a month, I was able to connect with my father.

Text says: A letter to myself about trust. White text on a dark green sheet of paper surrounded by green stationery items on a brown background.

A letter to myself about trust

Dear Me
You’ve had a couple of really intense weeks where people have shown themselves to be untrustworthy.
That’s on them, and not on you.
You spent the early years of your life being told that you were wrong to think and feel the way you did. Because you felt different, you believed them

Text says: Two stories side by side. Yellow-green text on a white rectangle over a textured yellow-green background.

Two stories side by side

[CN: Child abuse, Walk in shoes]
I am hurting and I am angry, but this is important and needs to be said. I invite you to compare the two stories below.
Story 1
A teenager is found chained to a bed
His mother did it
There is a public outcry
Media condemns the mother
The mother is prosecuted