Pride & Discomfort

We as a society have arguably come a long way in respecting the LGBTQI+ community. Until 1986, it was ILLEGAL to be homosexual in New Zealand, and in 2013 a bill was passed that legalised same-sex marriage. On paper then, things seem to be changing. But bearing in mind New Zealand already has the highest youth suicide rate in the developed world, consider the fact that LGBT youth have a 5x higher suicide rate than non-LGBT youth in New Zealand. That's both scary and appalling.

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Nature is key

Despite our technology and concrete jungles, humans inseparably ARE nature. We need oxygen and sunlight for survival, and we have the same basic desires for food and a mate. Like every living thing in the natural world, we are born, we live, and then we die. From a little field mouse to a millennia-old redwood, we are bound by the laws of nature.

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