Hi, my name's Liv. I'm a seventeen-year-old Kiwi living in the Land Of Kangaroos. I adore the written word, I'm a bit of a perfectionist, and I love to sing. I'm in a relationship with a girl so amazing she gives me butterflies whenever I see her. And, to top it all off, I'm a lesbian. 

It's taken me a long time to work that one out. Three or four years ago, I couldn't even fathom the idea that I mightn't be into guys. I spent years wondering exactly how to define my sexuality, explaining it to people with big terms like "demi-polysexual" and "pansexual" and even, at one stage, "grey asexual". Yet here I am now, happy (gay?) as ever, completely comfortable with who I am and fighting the marriage equality battle in my state with rainbows and iced tea

Australia and New Zealand are on the warpath to get equality, and my friends and I are fighting alongside them at every opportunity. When I'm not donning the rainbow facepaint for rallies and meetings, I'm running my school's Amnesty International Committee and finishing my final year of high school with plenty of time spent cosplaying or staring at a small computer screen.