Meet The Crew

The Founders

Olie Body

Executive Menstruator
olie@wacollective.org.nz

Olie has a passion for correcting menstruation perceptions and has recently gained a Bachelor of Communication from Massey University Wellington. The implications of money and menstruation were realised to her in 2014 when she travelled to India, distributing reusable cloth pad kits. She experienced first hand the impact that a lack of access to menstrual products had not only on individuals, but communities as a whole. As a lover of linguistics, Olie knows the power of words and realises that through Wā Collective, not only can she can ease period poverty in New Zealand but help to change the way we talk about periods.

Marie Larking

Creative Menstruator
marie@wacollective.org.nz

Marie graduated from Massey University in May 2016 with a Bachelor of Design with Honours. She began her design career designing for Massive Magazine & Massey at Wellington Students’ Association (MAWSA), but soon realised her passion for a good pun and her annoyance at never being able to talk about periods in the open. Her employment with MAWSA means she has intimate knowledge of the true impact Wā Collective and students’ associations can have together. This, coupled with her creative knack make Marie an imperative asset and driving force to this important initiative.

 


The Crew

Luci Jackson
Resident social media specialist
crew@wacollective.org.nz

Luci is currently completing her Bachelor of Communication in Expressive Arts at Massey University Wellington. She down with the social medias; shaping Wā Collective into its grooviest groove online. Look out for her punchy tweets, smooth statuses and lit instas. Luci is a core crew member, bring her fresh passion for equality to the mix.

Suse Berwick
Resident public relations specialist
crew@wacollective.org.nz

Suse is a current Massey University Communications’ student, majoring in Public Relations. She organises the background to make Wā Collective run as seamlessly as possible. As a current uni student, she understands the financial strains of menstruation. This, coupled with a passion for women’s’ rights and wider equality means she’s pumped to be a part of such a progressive movement.

 

 


Wā Ambassadors

A huge thank you to everyone who has helped us on the way and continues to do so. We send you lots of love <3

If you are keen to help out too, flick us an email crew@wacollective.org.nz

 

Photography and editing thanks to Elise McDonald, Sam Small and Charley Draper