Alicia Young

Alicia Young has a master's degree in creative writing from Victoria University's Institute of Modern Letters. She has published several short stories and other works.

Parents
Jan 22, 2018

When Jacindababymania hurts

Across the country there was public celebration over the news prime minister Jacinda Ardern is pregnant with her first child. Privately, there was pain and heartache as those who want a baby themselves cope with the news.

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Politics
Sep 15, 2017

I’m a landlord and the claim we’ll hike rents if Labour wins the election is BS

The property investors’ lobby group says a change in government would hurt tenants, but they certainly don’t speak for all of us, counters Alicia Young

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Parents
Jan 19, 2017

A little life: A farewell to the baby I never held

In this, the third post in a special series for The Spinoff Parents, Alicia Young writes about her journey towards motherhood after having IVF and finding out she is pregnant.

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Parents
Jan 13, 2017

Where there’s life: Am I still pregnant?

The second post in a special series for The Spinoff Parents in which Alicia Young writes about her journey to motherhood after having IVF.

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Parents
Jan 6, 2017

Accidentally on purpose: On giving up the dream of getting pregnant ‘the right way’

What is it like to face infertility when you're ambivalent about becoming a parent? From hoping to conceive 'accidentally' to starting IVF, Alicia Young writes about her long journey towards motherhood.

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