Amy Russell

Music
Dec 27, 2019

How RNZ's Matinee Idle taught me not to let fear hold me back

Radio competitions are won by impulsive decision-makers. A giveaway on RNZ taught one woman to never hesitate.

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Society
Dec 21, 2019

I love that my face is ageing 

If we started seeing it as a process of becoming more and more ourselves, would we find more value in ageing?

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Society
Nov 14, 2019

Why I have hairy legs

For Amy Russell, ceasing deforestation of her lower limbs was a declaration of independence.

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Society
Oct 24, 2019

What the fitness industry gets wrong about fat runners

Amy Russell loves to run, but as an overweight person, she is marginalised by an industry that finds that hard to understand. 

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Society
Oct 1, 2019

‘Aren’t your feet cold?!’ What it’s like to go barefoot everywhere

If you see a woman walking barefoot around Parliament, it's probably Wellington policy advisor Amy Russell. She explains why she rarely wears shoes, and why the raised eyebrows don't bother her, much. 

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Society
Sep 11, 2019

It’s normal to be sober at NZ’s drunkest (but still mostly sober) university

A story about the perils of being a non-drinking university student gave an inaccurate impression of how widespread heavy drinking really is, argues Amy Russell.

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