Jessie Moss

Jessie Moss is primary school teacher, musician, writer, keen runner and Te Reo Māori enthusiast who lives in Newtown, Wellington with her partner and their two daughters. She spends any spare time reading, thinking and writing about society, our histories and how we live today. Focusing on politics, education, gender and how Pākehā interact in Te Ao Māori.

Music
Oct 16, 2017

By the numbers: the story of women and the NZ Music Awards

Jessie Moss crunches the numbers on the VNZMAs and discovers some surprising – and unfortunately not so surprising – facts about gender representation in our biggest music awards.

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Parents
Aug 31, 2017

Just one thing: How to calm yourself when parenting is too hard

We have all had those really, really hard days and weeks where everything feels like it's too much. Mum of two Jessie Moss talks about how she copes when life is sending her curve balls.

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Parents
Jun 22, 2017

Your different brain: How we will tell our child about her diagnosis

Jessie Moss has written for The Spinoff Parents before about her daughter's syndrome and her quest for a diagnosis. Here she writes about a new stage in their lives - how she and her partner will tell their precious child about her differences.

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Music
May 29, 2017

Aldous Harding, gender and backlash: ‘She doesn’t need anyone’s permission’

Jessie Moss on Aldous Harding's disruption of gender norms and her (mostly male) backlash.

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Parents
Mar 7, 2017

Staring at the night sky: Reaching a diagnosis and saving our daughter

How important is a diagnosis? Jessie Moss is a mother who knows all to well how much a diagnosis can change a life, in fact, it saved her daughter's life.

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