“I’ve dressed like this since I was little. I can remember making my mum cut one leg out of two pairs of tights so I could have a different colour on each leg. For me, because I’m a heavy-duty cutie, it’s a way of expressing myself and giving other people permission – they can be […]


“I spend a lot of time at home crafting, and doing bits and pieces here and there. I’m a stay at home mum so I need something to fill in the time between looking after the children and I really like creating different pieces of art that people can enjoy. I’m passionate about anything crafty […]


“It wasn’t until I tried to kill myself that I got the help I needed. Before that I never went to the doctor. I got help from a child psychologist, she told me it was ok to feel this way and she was there to help me work all of that out. Mum and I […]


“I grew up in Cape Town, South Africa until I was 16. It was cool; good and bad, different. The expectation of men in Capetown is different for colored men. Men are not allowed to be soft and I think that is why there is so much more violence. We are not able to show […]


“It isn’t common for men to be social workers, less than 10 percent are. I want guys to get the message that you can become a social worker or nurse and it is ok. Its dirty work or stressful work but you are able to go down the pathway that you are attracted to. Valuing […]


“I didn’t really enjoy high school, I just went because it’s what you do. I didn’t really have any teachers I could really connect with, it’s like those movies where you might find one teacher who really inspires you, I didn’t have that as such.  It’s funny, in high school I studied graphic design, and […]


“My journey with masculinity started early as a very effeminate young boy. In my late teens, coming out as gay, part of that is to explore those boundaries of your feminine and masculine qualities. I think coming into my adult life it took me a little longer to relax into and accept the masculine traits […]


I’m a part owner of a new restaurant, 5th Street, in Sydenham. That’s my main job and passion – it keeps me busy. I’m also really into my wine. My favourite wine region is probably Waipara because its local and I love what the winemakers are doing out there. They’re trying to pull away from […]


“I don’t really consider myself being that masculine. One way I consider myself masculine is being a good dad, hopefully being a good dad. That to me is probably the most male thing that I can hope for. I have quite a bit to do with netball, coach, play, umpire. My daughters are pretty hard […]

Meagan and Sarah

“Our market stall is a small taste of our shop my best friend and I started up down Welles Street, it has since closed due to redevelopment. The whole idea was to not create any more waste and reuse good quality clothes. That’s our main purpose, however we also like to give back to charities […]