So, I've Been Thinking...

Sarah Pollok
Musings on this world we're living in.
Created 05 May 2021
  • A Philosophy of Frustration
    28 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 1 1
    It’s 8 am on a Saturday when the sound of bagpipes hauls me from sleep. Or, more accurately, the sound of some kid practising the bagpipes. Now, as the daughter of a Scotsman, I love the bagpipes as m...
  • Things you learn locked down with family
    04 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
    It was 17 months ago when Aotearoa first ground to an instantaneous, apocalyptic halt. 17 months since we were ushered into our homes where we watched our lives turn to honey; days becoming think and ...
  • There’s Nothing Wrong With Your Sex Drive
    23 Aug 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    Am I normal? It’s arguably one of humanity’s most fundamental questions and one we ask ourselves often, if not explicitly then certainly subconsciously. Whether it’s our politics or outfits, we’re alw...
  • Meet Corporate Memphis
    07 Aug 2021 • 3 min read
    Its ubiquity renders it near invisible; the friendly characters unnoticeable until you notice them. Then, they’re everywhere. With surreal skin tones and disproportionate limbs, they go about their me...
  • What We Talk About When We Talk About Free Speech
    20 Jul 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    There’s been a lot of talk in the media recently around speech in Aotearoa. In particular, about freedom of speech and its status regarding new hate speech legislation. It brings to a moment that may ...
  • A little less conversation...
    08 Jul 2021 • 6 min read • 0 1
    When asked on a podcast how Jia Tolentino self-edited her iconic book of essays, ‘Trick Mirror’ she said this: “I go through every single word and ask, is this absolutely necessary”. At the time, crui...
  • Do Earrings Maketh The Woman?
    09 Jun 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    I’ve always wanted to wear The Big Earrings. You know the ones. The bold, brazen, absolutely fabulous kind in bright colours or with mutiple tiers that dangle and dazzle and Take! Up! Space! They’re a...
  • Social Fasts & Streak Psychology
    31 May 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    It’s been approximately 4 days and 32 minutes since I was on Instagram. And I’d be unreservedly ashamed of how pathetically brief that duration sounds if I wasn’t also slightly, self-righteously smug....
  • So I've Been Thinking...
    25 May 2021 • < 1 min read
    Whether it’s the rise of the aspirational class or the history of Flemish art, the invention of the ATM or the definition of fiat money, I like to think a lot about a lot. Big and foundational or irre...
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