We live in a Country, where you should feel safe to walk the street at night, where you should not be vulnerable because of your age, sex, race, sexuality or religion, we live in a Country where our basic needs should be not be a lifetime of struggle to achieve, and we live in a Country where I hear all too often, that men do not know where they stand...
When we are faced with adversity, we can let it ruin us, or we can sit with it, sail the stormy rivers, and look forward to dry land..
On Thursday Joe and I will be holding a webinar to discuss some matters close to our hearts. We have called it 'Thriving despite obstacles' although I confess I wanted to call it 'Don't be an a**hole'. Joe is clearly a good influence on me! We will discuss: Black Lives Matter and George Floyd – the emotions that surface and what needs to change Single Parents – taking positive action and why it matters (bigger issues) Humanity – and how lack of is the core of where we need to focus our attention and education – TV Entertainment Abuse – walking in fear, healing and education Homophobia – lack of humanity, walking in fear, healing and education Exclusion groups and safe space amongst peers
Those of you who follow my blog will know that they creep up on me and it's normally a couple of months before I have enough clarity to post. This one is no different, however, I have forced myself to push this out for International Men's Day, and so there may be additions later. I … Continue reading Women Supporting Women and Female Empowerment. What about the men?
It was 2016. I was just in the process of completing my law degree but I wasn't feeling well. A visit to the Dr resulted in a string of tests that identified that my body wasn't producing enough platelets. What we had to figure out was why? Weeks felt like months as the Dr was … Continue reading Health scare inspired me to fight for work life in sync with school
Once upon a time I cared, a lot, about being judged, about being disapproved of, about being 'beneath' other people, and I was a people pleaser, much to my own detriment. I was so afraid of confrontation that rather than express my concerns I would run, and hide. I never wanted to be seen as … Continue reading The Power of ‘Not Minding’
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There are several affirmations that people are not ignoring you - they are busy and that you should get busy too, and whilst they mean well, and come from a place of some truth, it was one of the most offensive ways of trying to help people who are feeling ignored, lonely, and that their friends and family are failing them. There is a truth to people being busy, but I would prefer to use the term ‘distracted’...
'It doesn't pay to work'. This is something I have heard for many years and the words have caused me great discomfort. It is often perceived that living on benefits is a comfy lifestyle option, and with great analysis I have reached my own conclusion, which of course I am sharing as we all know … Continue reading Working for Poverty & Self-Employment