Jessica Hammond Doube

Jessica Hammond Doube is a playwright, blogger, non-professional actor and amateur oversharer. Her blog is at She lives in Wellington with her two deliciously odd daughters.

Aug 24, 2017

Surely it's time for a grown-up conversation about abortion?

More than 13,000 abortions were performed in New Zealand last year. Despite this, abortion in this country is enshrined in the Crimes Act. Jessica Hammond Doube doesn't think it should be, and she's doing her best to do something about it.

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Apr 11, 2017

How to not kill my kids this Easter

Jessica Hammond Doube's daughters are at risk at every playdate, every time they go to a restaurant or cafe, and at school every day. And at Easter, the risks posed by their severe food allergies are even more pronounced. Here Jessica writes about how allergies affect her family's life, and what she wishes other parents knew.

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