Last night I tweeted this: Today I decided that I can’t do my MEd. I am really sad and cross with myself about it but a perfect storm of circumstances has made it impossible for me to continue. If you know me well, you will know that I am not a giver-upper. But on this … Continue reading My voice….
Swimming in the ocean can bring the most immense joy. The briny water can soothe your body, support you and invigorate your senses and soul. But the same ocean can drown you if you don’t take care. Always know how to get back to a place where you can plant your feet firmly and catch … Continue reading Learning from the ocean.
Last August I was invited to sit on a panel about Diversity at a new event called @EduMod at the Edinburgh Fringe. It had been organised by my highly respected friend and fellow leader Robin MacPherson. On the panel beside me was my friend Pran Patel. I had met Pran once before at the WomenEd … Continue reading Diversity
How do we carry on just now? How do those of us who have spent our lives worrying that the world is an awful place, and that hatred and injustice can’t be overcome, carry on? How do those of us who have suffered vicarious trauma, and never really been able to feel happy because somewhere … Continue reading I can’t go on. But I have to. And you do too.
As we approach the start of Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK, the collective mental health of our nation is in a state that few would have imagined a year ago. We are faced with a global pandemic, a threat to our lives and the lives of our loved ones that has made every … Continue reading An invitation…
One year ago today. To the day. A turning point. The day that I processed a memory. A memory of the thing that had, until that point held me back. The reminder of the process is below. Are year on and I am, in so many ways, so much better. There are still days when … Continue reading Hope
This is a letter that I have been writing since the start of April to whomever will read it. It is updated here, on 19.4.20. Thank you so much for connecting with me. I think it is very important that, at the moment we make sure that we are focusing energy and expertise on working … Continue reading Digital Poverty – Open Letter in a time of Covid-19
For #Covid19WellbeingEdumeet Yesterday, I washed my shower curtain. I slowly unhooked it from the shower curtain rail, gathered it up in my bare hands and put it into the bath, where I gently scrubbed it to remove the water marks and light covering of mould that has grown over the months. After around half an … Continue reading The parable of the shower curtain.
This is a short post of explanation as to why I am sharing my book at the moment. It might seem odd for me to be sharing something that is about the difficult times in my life when we are going through difficult times as a global community. You might look at the “self-inflicted” problems … Continue reading Easter hope.
Me and my videos. The why. I used to write a lot. Writing was a way for me to share, reflect, connect and create order and meaning. I generally love to write. To see something of me and my thinking in black and white on a page in front of me. To have something tangible … Continue reading Out from behind the words.