With eight months of rain a year, Ranong has fortuitous growing conditions. I decided to try and photograph some of these 'gardens' to demonstrate the ways people actively try to incorporate nature into urban living.
When I moved to Thailand six months ago, my lifestyle changed dramatically: a different culture, food, language and climate. Prior to this, I'd been trying to live more sustainably: consciously endeavouring to live a less impactful life through my decisions. My idea of sustainable living was swiftly challenged in moving to Thailand, where language and… Continue reading Questioning Sustainable Living
The rainy season has arrived in Ranong and with it, many creatures who seem to have invaded my life. The changing seasons remind us of natures presence in our lives, its power and vulnerability.
While travelling in Thailand and Myanmar I discovered how cashew nuts are grown and processed.
A month long social action project in Ranong, helped youth migrants from Myanmar to take small steps in transforming their community.
Teaching Burmese migrants here in Thailand, I hear of their stories, their struggles and their aspirations: their predicament often dominates my thoughts. While working with a migrant population is a new experience for me, migration itself is woven into my heritage. Aotearoa/New Zealand, where I grew up, is a country founded on migration. My ancestors predominantly… Continue reading The Migrant’s Plight
"Stop where you are Under fading stars This is the world we've made There is no better place, it's true Light a fire where you are" ("Stop Where You Are" by Corinne Bailey Rae (2016)) December 1st. The first day of the last month of the year. The beginning of advent. And World AIDS Day.… Continue reading Stop Where You Are