Rachael is 28 year old poly, queer, feminist activist with a BA in Gender Studies and English. Her ancestors are colonisers from Scotland, Ireland and Wales who settled in Otoutahi, Aotearoa on the stolen lands of the Maori people. She strives to root her feminism firmly in anti-oppression, softness, empathy and joy. She is particularly interested in creating supportive spaces for folks shaped by toxic masculinity to express emotions, share meaningfully, and forge greater connections with their inner selves.
This article contains discussions of sexual assault and trauma. Please take care of yourself while reading. When I first tell people I’m a volunteer for a rape crisis [...]