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Activist stories: Leanne

Leanne Shingles was interviewed by Laura Gilmartin after completing the Darebin Spiritual Healing Trail February 2017 Activist Wellbeing Workshop. Leanne Shingles has worked as a paid official in the union movement for 20 years, and has worked as a community activist on environmental and health campaigns. Leanne was part of setting up two organisations in […]

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Christy Tending: “Self-care is like a fingerprint”

Christy Tending is an activist, healer and mentor whose primary goal is to help world-changers live free from burnout. Her project Christy Tending Healing Arts offers workshops, coaching and resources for effective self-care. Christy recently shared her experience and insights with Laura Gilmartin. 1. What brought you to launch Christy Tending Healing Arts? I’m not […]

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Strategy, Soul and Self-Care

Over on Plan to Win we’ve been holding a bookclub to discuss Daniel Hunter’s brilliant book Strategy and Soul. We had the chance to talk with Daniel via video link up recently and he had some interesting things to say about activist oppression and self care. I appreciate that Plan to Thrive is grounded in the […]

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Activist Stories: Natalie

Natalie Lowrey shared her story with Plan to Thrive through the Activist Health and Wellbeing Survey. Thanks Nat! More stories to come.  Can you tell us a little bit about the kind of activism you have been involved in? Over the past 13 years my activism has encompassed many social justice and environmental issues including […]

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Survey: Activist Health and Wellbeing

Plan to Thrive is all about supporting stronger, healthier activist communities contributing to social change around the world. We want to know more about the experiences of activists, so we can continue to share helpful resources. This means knowing more about the challenges activists face, and the ways we’re all figuring out how to survive […]

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Activist Stories: Gerald

  Gerald Gomani was interviewed by Andrea Parra as part of the Sustaining the Movement panel at Global Power Shift, Istanbul, June 2013. Gerald Gomani is a facilitator, entrepreneur and visionary leader who has been involved in social change since 1993. In the past thirteen 
years he has been a member of the staff 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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Activist Stories: Doing It Ourselves

Recently, Helen Cox spent a weekend with an energetic group of community organisers from Doing It Ourselves at Commonground, an intentional community and social enterprise located in the country of the Taungurung people (Seymour, north of Melbourne). Doing It Ourselves, along with many other community groups, frequently use this wonderful space as a retreat and […]

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Activist Stories: James and Simon

  Holly Hammond talks with James Higgins and Simon Copland about how competitive sport helps them manage the stress of activism. Can you tell us a bit about your work/activism/political involvement? James Higgins: I’m currently campaigns officer for Green Senator Larissa Waters, a Greens member and a union member. In the past I was a […]

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Activist Stories: Shasha

  Helen Cox interviews Shasha Ali, women’s rights activist and advocate for communities of colour. The world is a mess and we need to keep ourselves sane, sharp and put in more effort in loving our bodies and selves to keep doing what we do. Perhaps you could talk a bit about the kind of […]

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