Archive | August, 2013

The Hero and the Fraud


  Shinen Wong explores motivations we may bring to social change work, some ways we may be acting out of habit or reactivity, and proposes spaces for deliberation, intentionality, and motivational transparency that can keep us sustained in the long haul. In my own life, I have noticed a particular evolution in my experiences of […]

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Activist Stories: Fenton

  Fenton Lutunatabua was interviewed by Daniel Hunter as part of the Sustaining the Movement panel at Global Power Shift, Istanbul, June 2013. Fenton, can you tell us a little bit about your life and work? I am currently employed with Dialogue Fiji a small NGO in Fiji, as the Communications and Research Officer. Our NGO works with […]

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Relaxation is in your hands

In this post Holly Hammond describes using finger holds for relaxation, perfect for busy Australian-based campaigners as we count down to federal elections. I first heard of ‘fingerholds to manage emotions’ through a New Tactics in Human Rights online dialogue on self-care. I got the impression that this technique has been adopted by many human […]

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How to Support Activists

  I recently shared some ideas around building a support network – but a really great network requires willing and savvy people being actively supportive. How do you actually go about backing someone who’s on a social change mission? Everyone is different so every supportive relationship will have its own characteristics. With that qualification, here […]

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