An Anomaly.

So defined as:


An anomaly is an abnormality, a blip on the screen of life that doesn’t fit with the rest of the pattern. If you are a breeder of black dogs and one puppy comes out pink, that puppy is an anomaly.

So, thats Me.

An anomaly.

And quite happy

at present,

with all of that.


so … the hikoi is on …

Remember the father issues, the deletion and taking a trip with my Mama to find our tipuna?

Well, the day(s) have arrived.

Am I nervous?


Am I excited?


Do they both feel pretty much the fucking same?

Yes. Yes they do.

But I think I’m ready.

Wish Me luck ❤



Donald Trump’s racism is a White American value.

#racism #reality #history and #truth from “The Negro Subversive”.

The Negro Subversive

I’ve long since lost track of when I first heard it. In all likelihood, it was during the primaries, maybe it was after Trump said that Mexico was dumping rapists and murderers across its northern border. Maybe it was after he attacked the parents of a dead Muslim soldier, implying that his grieving father had beaten his grieving mother into silent submission. Maybe it came earlier: Maybe after it became common knowledge that Trump took out full paged ads calling for a return of the death penalty, just so the state of New York could kill five Black teenagers falsely convicted of raping a White jogger. I could have first heard it in a thousand places, but, I can never ignore it when I hear it. It grates. It twists itself into my abdomen, it triggers a mild but unmistakable bullshit induced stress response. Trump says something hateful: pundits respond:…

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By All Means, Be Your True, Authentic Self. Unless That’s a Rapist.

#feminism #rapeculture #reframing #redefining

A most excellent and straight to the point article by Shannon @ Just how I like them ❤

My Only Path to Power

If you’re spending your time arguing that a nurse has the right to get his hands in a woman’s vagina when she doesn’t want them there, you are a rape apologist. If you think she should drop her pants without complaint for any and all who feel qualified to get into them, even if she’s uncomfortable, then you are a rape apologist. If you recast her discomfort as bigotry, that is rapey as fuck.

News flash: A woman’s vagina is not a public service and her refusal to make it available is never “unfair.” Any and all decisions she makes about its availability or lack thereof are valid.

News flash: No one has the right to touch another person without her consent. Not if they’re in a medical setting, not because you don’t like their definition of “gender,” not because the rebuffed person feels offended or denied. News flash: You wouldn’t…

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On Golliwogs and Barbie dolls – and liberal double standards

#feminism #women #refocus #reframing #resisting
Another brilliant article by “Writing by Renee”.

writing by renee

Nip it in the bud. It’s a good principle, when it comes to expressions of injustice in general – and the Golliwog dolls recently resurfaced in a store on Waiheke island, New Zealand, in particular. While Golliwog dolls are not exactly a norm in New Zealand the way they are in, say, the Netherlands – we don’t want them back. Resisting them is also a way to remember their history, their connections to the institution of slavery, and their real symbolism and its impacts. This conversation not only keeps the dolls out of circulation, it makes us more sensitive to the racist caricature generally. So let’s have it.

At the same time, I cock my head sideways at liberals who love these conversations because of how comfortable they are, considering that we tend to think of the Golliwog doll as a bygone product of a bygone era. Boy does a…

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Over it …

Battling with FaceBook

for autonomy

on my art page

that is.

Done & Deleted.

My Instagram game however,

is still strong 😉



FB changes:

‘Tis the season for a good old cleanse: No, not the colon type, but right up there with ‘feeling better for it’.

For those following Me’s FB Art Page, here’s the new link:

Follow at thine own risk 😉


Me and the Sunshine Blogger Award ;)

Note: The Italics are Mine 🙂

I’ve been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger award. Thank you very much to for the nomination.

Thankyou for thinking of Me 🙂 

Here are the rules (if you should choose to partake):
1) Thank the blogger who nominated you and link to them.
2) Answer the eleven questions asked.
3) Nominate 11 other bloggers and create a different 11 questions for them to answer.
4) List the rules and include the Sunshine Blogger logo in your post somewhere.

Although I’m not great at doing these, I do like questions. But rather than nominate anyone in particular, (as everyone I follow is well worth an award or 5 😉 ), if it takes your fancy, Nominate thyself 🙂 It’s about time we reward ourselves instead of waiting for someone else to do it anyway ay 😉


Here are my 11 questions:

1. What is your favourite animal?

A Donkey.

2. What was your dream job as a child?

I didn’t have one.

3.Do you speak a language other than English?

Yes. Te Reo (semi). Oh and Bitch: I’m fluent in that 😉

4.What is your favourite colour?

Black. Yes, technically Not a colour; but it is in my world 😉

5.Where would you like to live in the world if not in your home country?

Live? Hmmm … Probably an island … Or Italy 🙂

6. Your favourite historical era?

Does the 90s count?

7. What book or film character do you most identify with?

Hmm I’d say Hannibal Lecter 🙂

8. Do you have any pets?

A black cat. He’s an annoying little bastard … but technically, a pet.

9. Do you believe in God?

Which one?

10. What place would you like to go to that you’ve never been to?

Italy. Definitely Italy 🙂

11. What do you find most comforting when you are down? 

Cookie dough or chocolate. Preferably both. Oh and music. Oh … and the movie ‘DeadPool’. Depending on what kind of strain of ‘down’ I am (yes, I have strains) ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ is also one of my go-to movies 🙂

So with those answered, heres 11 freshies. Peruse, nominate thyself and answer 😉

  1. Chicken or the egg? Which came first?
  2. Your favourite go-to Meal you like to Make (not buy)?
  3. Who was the most annoying person you ever had the displeasure of meeting?
  4. Innie or Outie? (Refers to your navel 😉 )
  5. Do you answer the door to Salespeople? Religious or otherwise?
  6. Have you ever got a speeding ticket?
  7. Is your version of god, male or female; both or nothing?
  8. If you could only buy one drink, what would it be?
  9. Favourite piece of clothing?
  10. Do you think racism is a ‘thing’?
  11. If you were Noah, and you could only fit 10 extra people on the boat: who would they be and why?

That was bit of fun for the morning – and there yah have it! Knock yourself out 😉 But before you do, go and check out the writings of luthienthegreen!


I am Racist, and You Probably are Too

A realistic, refreshing and informative read on Racism and what I essentially call, white privilege and a reality check.

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Peas and Hominy

“Hate and ignorance have not driven the history of racist ideas in America. Racist policies have driven the history of racist ideas in America.”

– Ibram X. Kendi

It is quite disheartening to realize that the people that need to read this will not. I assume that if you are reading this, you probably already have an open mind and are willing to engage. I think I have come to terms with this because we have to begin somewhere. We cannot keep sitting on the sidelines waiting for the world to change.

Now, you may think that racism is not truly an issue, or at least not an issue in your immediate context. You may claim that you are not a racist because you avoid hating others because of their skin color. I have believed both of these things, and I was wrong on both accounts.

I can only really…

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Extract: the day the raids came

#lestweforget this fucking atrocity!

“On the 10th anniversary of the Tūhoe raids, we look back at a book published by Rebel Press in 2010 recounting the experiences of 16 people effected by Operation 8. On October 15 2007 the ‘war on terrorism’ arrived in New Zealand when more than 300 police carried out dawn raids…”

Source: Extract: the day the raids came