Community care for neighbourhood action

Community care for neighbourhood action

All over Australia, local communities are acting to protect their homes, livelihoods and neighbourhoods from environmentally disastrous infrastructure projects and development. From organising neighbourhood meetings to participating in non-violent direct actions like...
Got the winter blues?

Got the winter blues?

Mid way through winter even dynamo-activists can feel a bit sluggish at times. Getting out of bed in the morning becomes a challenge, we tend to consume carbohydrates more frequently, and our mood and general outlook can be as bleak as the weather. The urge to...
Activist Stories: Doing It Ourselves

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...
Demystifying Panic

Demystifying Panic

  Helen Cox shares tips for managing panic attacks. Sometimes in life, and most definitely in campaigning and social activism, things can get a little bit hectic and stress can creep in where its is most definitely not needed! For some people, symptoms of stress...
Activist Stories: Shasha

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...