Diversity New Zealand Ltd and Philip Patston, Consultant

We lead new conversations about diversity, complexity and change — online and offline

PHILIP’S BLOG: How the forces of the arts, media and culture influence and shape our thinking and our national identity

Our thinking and national identity is pretty much defined by a big blob of white middle-class culture surrounded by a few odd bits.

21 August 2015

Mick nails it on X-Factor Australia

Originally posted on I Think Differently:
Superb talent from Mick Sattin on X-Factor Australia. Like Mick on Facebook.

11 August 2014

Nordstrom Spotlights Models With Disabilities

Originally posted on I Think Differently:
Source: DisabilityScoop via Think Differently: Alex Minsky lost his right leg after his patrol vehicle hit an improvised explosive device while he was serving…

26 July 2014

In defence of Justin Bieber and other child celebrities

The blatant exploitation of child celebrities by the music, film and television industry has never sat well with me. Michael Jackson is a classic example of what happens when children are exposed to the crazy hype of modern entertainment from too early an age.

31 January 2014

What I do…

…in case you wondered. Keep reading »

18 August 2013

Is New Zealand ready for more diversity on screen?

The More Diversity on Screen campaign set out to begin a new conversation with the public and media industry in New Zealand about disability and diversity on screen. The campaign … Continue reading

25 July 2013

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