Intercultural communication- When up is down & down is up

Have you ever been in a situation where up seemed down & vice versa, where the ‘rules’ didn’t seem to apply? As I was waiting to upgrade my mobile phone chip recently I looked down at the ticket stub the agent had given me to indicate where I was in the queue – number 098. […]

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The danger of a single story

  As a young Nigerian student who had travelled to the US to study, Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Adichie came face to face with something we all encounter many times throughout our lives – a single story. Let me explain.   Chimamanda arrived to the US and met her new roommate, a roommate who was shocked […]

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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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