Rebekah Graham

Rebekah Graham is a PhD candidate at Massey University (Albany campus). Her research with families documents the lived experiences of food insecurity within the context of poverty. She lives in Hamilton with her husband, four children, and a very large orange cat.

Parents
Dec 13, 2017

No, charities don’t want your inedible food items

There's a widespread belief that charities and people living in poverty should just 'be grateful' for any food donations they receive. That's a dangerous and damaging idea, argues Rebekah Graham.

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Parents
Nov 9, 2017

No, poor New Zealand families don’t need your crappy advice

Rebekah Graham continues her series on the results of her PhD research on food insecurity. Here she addresses the ridiculous and useless advice forced on poor New Zealand families.

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Parents
Sep 20, 2017

No, poor NZ families don’t just need to make 'better choices'

Parents in low income families are always being told that they're making bad choices in the supermarket. So many wealthy or comfortable families seem to believe they'd be able to survive and thrive better. But, as Rebekah Graham explains, her research with New Zealand families shows what's really happening.

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