Kirsti Whalen is an ex-Melburnian, ex-castle-dwelling, ex-camel-farming writer based in Auckland. She also works in disability advocacy and support.
Content by Kirsti
Caring when there's no one else to help
Kirsti Whalen and her mother were a team that fought together. This is her story of being a caregiver to the end.
The first flat is the deepest
Flatting sometimes leads to living in some mercilessly odd places. Kirsti Whalen shares stories from flats gone by.
Phases of flatting: Letting go
Although Gus MacKenzie revels in the lifestyle of his flat (naked man on couch; empty 42 Below bottles atop the fridge; a series of TV screens attached to various Xboxes), he’s ready to let go.
Phases of flatting: The middle ground
Mon Barton is caught between a couch and a soft place.
Phases of flatting: The first time
Annaleese Jochems found her first flat by searching "cheap" on TradeMe.
Family ties bind, but what happens when memory fades?
Where poetry and activism collide
Whether the message is personal or political, spoken word poetry is delivered from the heart.