Rest is our right

Rest is our right

Simon Copland reminds us of the long history of social movement struggles for the right to rest – and why activists need to take our own advice.  This week I’m doing something that has made me anxious for months – I’m going on holidays. I will be turning...
Facebook: A Cautionary Tale

Facebook: A Cautionary Tale

Social media getting you down? This cautionary tale by Tulia Thompson is republished from her blog Pasifikan in Aotearoa.  The Facebook: a cautionary tale of silliness for writers and artists and feminists, and everyone who procrastinates and looks at pictures of...
Setting goals and changing habits

Setting goals and changing habits

This time last year I was deep into my New Year’s Resolutions. I was exercising regularly and eating healthily. A little over a year later I’m still exercising regularly and eating healthily – but it’s all feeling a lot easier. I’ve changed up some of my routines and...
Run to struggle, struggle to run

Run to struggle, struggle to run

  Jo Ball shares her introductory thoughts from a new blog about running and social change.   I have been trying to map out how long it has been since I started running. I remember going out in Camperdown memorial park in Newtown, that little park with the...
Give our inner bullies a break

Give our inner bullies a break

Rebecca Aced-Molina encourages us to live intentionally and commit to addressing injustice – whilst practising forgiveness and compassion towards ourselves.   I am ready to admit: I am burnt out. I’ve been working towards social justice, in one way or...
Holding on to the holidays

Holding on to the holidays

Heading back to work? Take some time to consider what you want to hold on to from your holidays. Here’s some thoughts from Holly Hammond to get you started.    Yesterday was my first day back at work after a wonderful long holiday. Although I totally love...