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Nearly a year of reading Virginia Woolf: the struggle to write a new form of novel (2)

Virginia Woolf, photo by Barbara Strachey (1938)

Friends and readers,

The second part of Hermione Lee’s biography of Virginia Woolf takes us through the first years of Leonard and Virginia Woolf’s rocky adjustment, her career as a teacher, writer, publisher (with Leonard Woolf, and a lot of help from John Lehman); what was very valuable about… 5,098 more words

20th Century Culture

Overhaul of Disability Support Services envisioned by Government

The Enabling Good Lives demonstration will continue in the Waikato as the Minister for Disability Issues says systematic change needs to occur.

A co-design group will be formed to oversee what will become a total, systematic change to how people with disabilities are supported in New Zealand. 135 more words


The Disability Confident employment strategy

Less than 45% of New Zealand’s disabled population is employed, and a new campaign from the Minister for Disability Issues is again a little hit and miss. 241 more words



Today’s Pro Bono cartoon. Kelly Vincent’s Pro Bono News post ‘The soft bigotry of low expectations’ was the inspiration. She writes

‘It is safe to say that politically I don’t have much in common with George W. 100 more words

Social Issues

MOE and Disability Groups not doing enough for Inclusive Education

A recent outcry from parents of disabled children has re-enforced the terrible reality that once school education concludes, the battle gets that much harder and that much more unfair. 344 more words

Life Theory

Ethical Brothels and Sex for Disabled People

The recent story about “ethical brothels” published by NZME has once again exposed an intolerable truth. New Zealand’s society still judges those who work in the sex industry and the consumers who’ve made it the “oldest profession in the book”. 456 more words

Life Theory

Ensuring that Support Workers are fully informed

A lot more could be done to keep support workers around New Zealand fully up to date with all the changes and notes of importance in a rapidly changing disability sector. 393 more words