Celia was a storyteller.

Before her death in February 2015, Celia had been building her brand and this website with her daughter Beks.

So this website has Celia’s first opinion pieces Women’s Work: The reality behind the headlines and The Importance of Laughter.

She had planned on writing many more articles to stimulate public conversation. Unfortunately that was not to be, as on 16 February 2015, we published her final opinion piece When we walk to the edge of all the light….

This website contains a summary of the work that has been done since her death, and information about the books she has written. 


The Celia Lashlie Trust

The Celia Lashlie Trust was incorporated on 23 October 2018 and its purpose is to contribute to societal change through working with women and particularly those women at the heart of at risk families.

[Formal details: On Charitable Trust Register; Incorporation Number 2719731; NZBN 9429047095595]

If you would like more information about the Celia Lashlie Trust please email us (celialashlietrust@gmail.com).

We are currently looking at our next focus - it may be that we will return to one of the original ideas when Celia first passed away - to create resources from the huge body of Celia's written and recorded material in order to inspire and support those people working to create change for families, mothers, children and young people in Aotearoa.

Beks and the team will provide an update on this in November 2019. The best way to keep in touch is via the Celia Lashlie's Legacy Facebook page (see below).

Other Links

Celia Lashlie's Legacy - Facebook page

Celia Lashlie Sound Portrait

For information about the Celia documentary, please visit www.celiafilm.com

Every child is born pure and filled with their own particular brand of magic.

Boys' Work

Celia’s work in men’s prisons in New Zealand coupled with her experience raising a son have left her with a strong sense of the vulnerability of adolescent boys.

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Contact Celia

You can contact the Celia Lashlie Trust by filling out the form below or emailing celialashlietrust@gmail.com

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