Part of my journey as a campaigner has been learning when to take a step back, reflect and take care of myself. I’m still not brilliant at it, but I’m certainly better at recognising the signs, and acting on them, now. Embroidery has become a key part of my self-care toolbox. I was always into … Continue reading Slowing down, stepping back
I love podcasts. You can listen to campaigners, politicians and academics reflect on the biggest issues of the day, and what they're doing to tackle them, all while going about your daily business - what's not to love? Audio is (for many) more accessible than the written word, and podcasts give the busy campaigner bite-sized … Continue reading 10 podcasts to inspire campaigners
Being in a room full of campaigners who are sharing ideas, experiences and skills is always thrilling. Last weekend was the annual gathering of the people at the forefront of securing change for people living with motor neurone disease (MND) and their families. Each year the event grows as we recruit and develop more activists, … Continue reading Whose fight is it?
Thanks for joining me for part two of my article on the power of the 1-to1. In the first part I explored what 1-to-1s are, and why they’re important in activism. In this second part I’m going to address the top three barriers standing in our way to actually doing them (more): Time – I … Continue reading The power of the 1-to-1 (part two)
When was the last time you spoke to someone about the change you wanted to see in the world, how you where going to bring it about, and what you needed to make it happen? When I think about the times in my life where I felt like I was capable of making a positive … Continue reading The power of the 1-to-1 (part one)
In campaigning, being right ain’t enough. These are the words of Tim, a very talented campaigner I hired two years ago from an environmental charity. The four of us that make up the local campaigning team were sharing our stories of how we’d gotten into activism, to get to know each other a bit better. … Continue reading Being right ain’t enough