There are many and varied positive and negative effects of social media on society, connectedness, social competence, safety, the list goes on. However, group chats in Facebook messenger have, for me, undoubtedly improved all of the above. One group in particular, involving me and three of my most valued friends, is one of my greatest... Continue Reading →
I ran alone today.
I ran alone today. It’s a big deal. I have always had a fear of being kidnapped, thrown in a van, raped and murdered. I have never said that publicly, but I don't hide it and many people know it. Some think it is rational, some think it’s understandable but unhealthy, and some think it’s... Continue Reading →
Their futures are as bright as the colours they choose.
Scrolling through my feed this morning my hope was knocked down a little as I swiped up past numerous shockingly ignorant posts. Some calling to cease our refugee program because of its link to terror attacks by extremist muslims, some expressing outrage over gender neutral public toilets or school uniforms, some slamming anyone in support... Continue Reading →
We are not all equal
We are all born free and equal. We all have our own thoughts and ideas. We should all be treated in the same way. These rights belong to everybody, whatever our differences. The lines above are the first of the children’s book ‘We are all Born Free – The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in... Continue Reading →
To the people who watch me from a far, I don't know what you think of me. I assume I come across as a confident, together kind of person. Opinionated and sure of myself. A person who doesn't struggle with life. Hopefully I also come across as a compassionate and devoted person.For the most part... Continue Reading →
A Girl and a Baby
Teenager – noun A person aged between 13 and 19 years. Synonyms: adolescent, youth, young person, minor, juvenile. Mother – noun A woman in relation to a child or children to whom she has given birth. Synonyms: female parent, matriarch. Ninety-nine percent. It may as well be one hundred. Or so I thought before I... Continue Reading →
Strength in Fragility
My Dear Friend, You called today and I am so grateful I was able to answer as too often I’m not. When I got to your door I saw a strong woman. A woman with a fighting spirit and a fierce ambition to be the master of all trades. I saw a woman I admire... Continue Reading →
My work in progress... To Our Children, In this house we encourage and celebrate dancing to the rhythm of your own music; questioning even what seems certain; respecting and accepting difference; demonstrating simplicity and fairness, resilience, compassion, and of course perseverance. Gratitude and positivity are at the forefront. Integrity is paramount. We recognise our untapped... Continue Reading →