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: 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