What do you do when you realize your kid’s spring break starts today & not in a week as you’ve planned?

Flashback to last week.  After a who’s on first type of conversation with a teacher, the air was sucked out of my gut faster than a cheetah chasing it’s prey & all the hairs on my arm stood at attention while I had a slight taste of bile in my mouth.   I had just […]

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A Debate Between An Atheist And A Christian Has Quite A Surprising Result (via Upworthy)

These small clay hands & found stone ‘heart’ sit on my desk. For we all want to hold & be held with love. I originally found this illuminating video on Upworthy. It’s a debate between an atheist & a Christian. Check it out. Especially at this time of year, we could all do with a […]

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Watch how these skeletons bring out biases

Love love love this. Diversity & Inclusion – Love Has No Labels

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An Open Letter to Feminist Trolls – perspective busting thanks to Melissa A. Fabello

Warning; the video below is incisive, perspective busting & funny. Oh & it has some strong language. ‘Funny how I’m only a bitch when I’m mis-behaving.’ It’s by Melissa A. Fabello ‘a sex educator with a specialty in body image, as well as a fierce feminist activist.’ Enjoy. ~~TGIF- each Friday I rejig & re-post […]

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Dustin Hoffman’s perspective on women altered because of Tootsie

If you’re, ahem, of a certain age, you’ll likely recall Dustin Hoffman’s famous role in the Oscar-winning, movie Tootsie. He plays an out-of-work actor who dresses up as a woman to land a job. The movie was a landmark for him. It radically altered his perspective, saying in the interview below “There are too many […]

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Perspectives on being a TCK (third culture kid)

If you’re a regular reader you know I’m absolutely fascinated by perspective. And there’s nothing quite like the perspective of a TCK (third culture kid). Haven’t heard that term before?  A third culture kid ‘is a person who has spent a significant part of his or her developmental years outside the parents’ culture’ according to […]

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30 Feminist Lessons in 30 Years

The Christmas holidays are soon here.  What better gift than 30 years of lessons from feminism. (This post is from the Huffington post.)  Which one is your favourite? I recently crossed over into my 30s. The lead-up to the day was a slurry of thoughts and feelings about this huge milestone, marked by bursts of […]

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Oh Canada- this one’s for you

Even though I’m about as far away as you can get from Canada, without leaving the planet, my heart lives in Canada. Thinking about home. Thinking about how the concept of home has changed since I’ve been living in Kenya. Thinking about what others think about my home. Thinking about culture. Oh Canada, this one’s […]

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A far reaching, thought provoking insight into why we still need feminism

You may have noticed that when you Google something, Google tries to lend a  hand.  She’ll give you some options, filling in your search for you, to see if one of them is actually what you’re looking for. Of course Google’s suggestions are based on actual searches. That is, Google remembers what people look for […]

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Prudish. Flirty. Whore. Proper. Cheeky. Slut. – displayed in a stark photo

‘Prudish. Flirty. Whore. Proper. Cheeky. Slut. These are just a few of the words that could be used to describe a woman’s sexual behavior based on her appearance alone, and 18-year-old college freshman Rosea Lake chose to display them starkly — on a young woman’s legs in a photo that has since gone viral.’ The […]

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