Nat: a fierce anti-bullying advocate
By being open and candidly sharing their experiences, Nat hopes to show others how important it is to speak up
Finding identity and joy through Te Ao Māori and Kapa Haka
Nicola Frater is a multi-faceted woman. She is a loving parent to three adult children. She is a person of faith, having spent decades serving her community as an Anglican Priest. And, she is a transgender woman - an identity she is only recently embracing as her own.
CV Shastry is an Asian New Zealander and proud Upstander who is doing his part to stop bullying and discrimination against Asian communities.
Upstander Lucy is a published poet, piano teacher, and proud Pink Shirt Day advocate
Tangaroa Paul: Finding belonging in Te Ao Māori as a gender fluid person
Tangaroa Paul is the kind of person who lights up a room just by walking in. With a huge smile and an infectious giggle, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Tangaroa’s life has been non-stop sunshine and laughter. However, dig a little deeper, and you’ll find that Tangaroa’s journey has been anything but straightforward.
Elle has regularly faced racism since she moved to Aotearoa 17 years ago. She sees racism as a frequent and distressing part of her life.
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Bullying can change people’s lives
Jenene Crossan knows what it’s like to be bullied for having COVID-19. As one of Aotearoa’s earliest positive cases, she’s faced ‘heinous online trolling’ and personal attacks since she contracted the virus on her way home from London.
Proud to be me: Aziz Al-Sa'afin
For journalist Aziz Al-Sa'afin, Pink Shirt Day represents an opportunity for Aotearoa to stand united against bullying. “It will be the most amazing thing to see a sea of pink on the day. It’s such a strong, positive and powerful message to send out there – it takes the power back.”
Pretty in Pink
As a plus size style and self-love writer, Meagan Kerr is all too familiar with how challenging it can be to find fashion that fits all shapes and sizes. That’s why, she is pleased that the range of Pink Shirt Day t-shirts has been extended to 5XL, so that more plus-sized people are able to support the Pink Shirt Day kaupapa.