Isa Pearl Ritchie

Isa Pearl Ritchie is a Wellington-based feminist, novelist and recovering academic with a PhD on food sovereignty in Aotearoa. She grew up as a Pākehā child in a bicultural family and Māori was her first written language.

Jan 25, 2020

How anxiety and illiteracy inspired a young adult fantasy series

A new fantasy series by Isa Pearl Ritchie focuses on a girl who struggles with anxiety and panic attacks. Here, Ritchie explains how her own childhood sparked Awa and the Dreamrealm.

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Apr 24, 2018

The Anzac aftershocks are everywhere, in the form of inter-generational trauma

It is easier to create perfect fictions of heroes than acknowledge their failings, vulnerability and the suffering they caused. But maybe if we stop just seeing the dark stuff as personal, we can really start to deal with it, writes Isa Ritchie

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