Hannah Gibson

Hannah was born and raised in Scotland before moving to New Zealand aged 16. She is currently a PhD student in medical anthropology, exploring surrogacy and parenthood in New Zealand. She writes about disability, ableism, academia, sexuality, infertility, surrogacy, and is particularly passionate challenging stigmas around the above topics.

Sep 21, 2018

Why the inclusion of disabled people still has a long way to go

As we celebrate Suffrage 125, let us not forget that just as disabled people were excluded in 1893, many continue to feel excluded from society today.

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May 22, 2018

Surrogacy in the age of The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid's Tale portrays surrogacy as an act of violent exploitation. Surrogacy researcher Hannah Gibson considers how the show affects our understanding of surrogacy in New Zealand and asks: are women here being exploited?

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May 12, 2018

The illness people can't see: living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

What is it like to have a disease that nobody can 'see' and which society can shame you for talking about?

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