Social Detox: On addiction, recovery and refusing to be compliant

Day One I am writing this to you from Puna Whakataa, which is a Social Detox unit in Auckland, New Zealand, and what this means is that I have decided my addiction to alcohol has spiralled out of control and it was time to get some help.  Puna Whakataa acts as a respite from your … More Social Detox: On addiction, recovery and refusing to be compliant

‘A place of healing and a place of hurt’: on abuse and assault in the BDSM community

It shouldn’t matter if I have my boobs out and am wearing high heels and a g-string at some sex club. No matter what or how little I wear, this does not give anyone the right to touch me without my expressed permission. … More ‘A place of healing and a place of hurt’: on abuse and assault in the BDSM community

Podcast: Chloe King on the Problem with Positive Thinking

A short time ago I did a podcast with BFM on The Wire with host Xiemna Smith, we focused on the problems with the corporate takeover of spirituality and how so often, mindfulness and other holistic concepts are used in coporate settings to increase worker productivity and profits. We also spoke more broadly about the occupy movement, unions, … More Podcast: Chloe King on the Problem with Positive Thinking