two stories of women and men

Two Stories of Women and Men

Two stories of women and men I heard this week got me thinking . The first was told by an Irish friend in an online group conversation when the subject of women and men came up . . . The powers-that-be wanted to build a motorway through one of Ireland’s ancient sacred sites. A woman called on other women to come to the site to stop the work from happening. But not only did she […]

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The Unsayable

How much intimacy and realness do we have and do we want to have in our online lives? In our real lives? I know for me I can hold back from telling all sometimes, partly because I don’t know what “all” would be exactly and I don’t know what would be appropriate to say. I confess to uncertainty at times about what can be said, about what needs to be said, what is useful to […]

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Worlds in Co-regulation

It’s not always cool to admit it but a lot of what we’re reaching for in our lives, women and men, is bodily safety. We want a safe enough place to fully be ourselves and do what we really want to do. But safety isn’t a lens our society looks through often. The word has been up for me recently, tied to another word that almost never comes up – yet is central to our […]

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Zooming To A New Activism

Last week I was in Montreal at the World Social Forum, a gathering of over 13 thousand activists from all over the world. They came to connect, collaborate and create another world in the spirit of their tagline: “Another  world is necessary. Together it’s possible.” I respect and admire the will and courage of people who come together to work for change. Often they come from far away and with limited resources. They crossed language, […]

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