posts from category: women

Considered Quietness

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This essay is a reflection of the crisis in the absence of considered quietness in the ways we work, learn and live. It was in part inspired by Rebecca Solnit’s book, Men Explain Thing to Me. Keep Reading…

Terry Tempest Williams: On Writing as an Act of Living | Brevity

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Terry Tempest Williams is one of my most admired writers. Her essay Why I Write, inspired me to revisit and reflect on my own inner reasons as to Why I write. It has taken me many years to find the balance between my adult academic voice and the creative voice I loved so much as a child. To negotiate the tensions and the slipperiness between scientific fact, and creative nonfiction. This is something, I think I will always be negotiating. Terry’s words are helping me to do this. Inspired by her craft, I now use her essay in my management classes to help young people not only to improve their writing, but … Keep Reading…

Capturing the human spirit of dance in the world of sanitation

We don’t often think of sanitation work as creative or the sanitation worker as an artist. They are invisible and their work, while essential in making our modern day livable, skirts around it’s edges. But what if we did, for one night … What if we paused from focusing on garbage collection through a lens of economic efficiency, of cleanliness and instead engaged a creative way of thinking about the energy, movement and space of sanitation. What if we empowered the men and women who drive and service our sanitation needs to come out of the dark, to step up on stage and to dance? To be seen? What if we … Keep Reading…

Insight Series #WOWWales: List of Blog Posts

This blog post is a list summary of all 30+ posts published for the Insight Series #Women of the World in Wales WOWWales. Keep Reading…

Learning about #Hackmentoring

How we think about mentoring and how we practice it  is important for the learning of others and also ourselves. Rarely, however do we really question the dominant view of mentoring or the learning value of formalized mentoring schemes many of us participate in. I’m of the belief we should not only question mentoring, but we should #hack it.   Learning about hacking and mentoring Hacking is a mindset and practice of modifying something through exploration and play to accomplish something that is outside the creators intended application [1]. It is about a way of doing things to explore meaningful possibilities or pushing the boundaries of possibility about something. Hacking or being … Keep Reading…