Hi. My name is Courtney and I’m a New Zealand student of writing and anthropology. The Educated Derelicts is a place where I can publicly reconcile my love of fashion, literature and creativity in the widest sense. Let me know what you think!

The Educated Derelicts takes its title from a quote which bears no relation to this blog, but is relevant to everything:

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “press on” has solved and will solve the problems of the human race.