About

Jane is a married mother of four sons – two adult stepsons and two young boys .

Who is Unplain Jane?

Jane Trask – BSpLs, Dip.T PE & Dance. Dip.Digital Photography.

Unplain Jane is a blog I have started to share my writing. I have a strong interest in current news, social well-being, mental health, physical health, sustainable fashion & environmental living, arts & culture, motherhood and poetry.

I always wanted to be a journalist, studying journalism, communication management, media and public relations and interpersonal communication as part of my Sport and Leisure Studies degree.  I taught Dance and Physical Education for 15 years in two New Zealand High Schools. After leaving teaching at the end of 2018 I have been doing opinion writing for the Rotorua Daily Post, Bay of Plenty Times and occasionally NZ Herald. I have also written local community news filling in for the Rotorua Weekender when needed. Since Covid-19 I needed a new focus and Unplain Jane is something I have wanted to begin for a long time.

Now seems right for me.

“I love the way words form to tell a story or express a view – when they flow, you can really speak to peoples’ hearts and perceptions.”

Unplain Jane

“Unplain Jane manages to write about relevant topics in a relatable way, finding ways to simply say what everyone else is thinking. Her writing is easy to follow and connect with.” Zizi Sparks, News Director, Rotorua Daily Post.

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