Kia ora I’m Izzy (she/her), I’m a Pākehā person from Tāmaki Makaurau.
I’m a Project Manager at Women’s Health Action, a social change organisation working to improve the health and wellbeing of women and whānau. Utilising my sociological background, critical thinking/intersectionality, and commitment to upholding Te Tiriti, I am a staunch advocate for the rights and equity of women, Māori, and rainbow communities.
I have worked on major projects that prioritise the voices and experiences of consumers of health care services, for breastfeeding, body image, and reproductive rights/screening. I also run events (the Big Latch On), oversee website builds (findyourbreastfeedingsupport.org.nz) and write submissions.
For 4 years I worked at Life101 and Momentum Charitable Trust. Here I led the development of a mentor programme to support people leaving prison, alongside writing funding applications, online learning programmes, and websites. Additionally, I volunteer for People Against Prisons Aotearoa and help to run their annual Holiday Card Drive.
My professional roles have allowed me to express and explore my personal commitment to social justice, prison abolition, and health care reform.