Author Archives: Eileen Joy

Gay Red Shirt Day

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead Earlier this week, John Key, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, my country, had a radio interview.  In that interview he referred to the radio host’s shirt as being “gay”.  You can…Continue Reading

Boxes are for Playing in

My name is Eileen Joy.  That’s right, that’s my name.  I am not keen on being labelled and I am not keen on being put into a box and neither are my children.  They like to play in boxes, they like to role play, but those things do not define them.  When our children are…Continue Reading

I’m on a Roll – Second Facebook Ban!!

Yes, I have received my second Facebook ban.  And both times (see here for the first time), yes I flouted the Facebook rules, so fair cop.  Although, this second time I genuinely thought I had evaded the mighty Facebook gods because I “shared” the link rather than posted it.  I’ve never seen anyone banned for sharing before,…Continue Reading

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