Question: How can we work together to create change in the world without replicating systems of injustice? That's the question my work seeks to answer


I’m Mary Ann Clements, a feminist author, facilitator, activist & coach and have worked for two decades in so-called 'International Development'. I help people embody the change they want to see in the world so they can live it into being.

I do this work on two different levels; You can hire me to work with your organisation and I also work as a Coach with individual leaders and practitioners and via a group programme coming in mid-2021. Join my mailing list below if you want to make sure you hear about that.

I am also the creator of Healing Solidarity, a project I now Co-lead and Co-Author of Red Tents: Unravelling Our Past and Weaving a Shared Future. You can pre-order your copy here now.

You can find links to access resources that I have created including the Healing Solidarity Online Conferences and the podcast, I co-host, Change Making Women below.

Centering Care

Centering Care

A six week of summer mini-course on resisting burnout and building cultures of care. I have built this resource for you based on my learning from experiencing burnout myself, and working with others through it, as well as an anthropologist, facilitator & coach. I am sharing it now because I believe that we need to build the skills and practices for the world we want to see, through this pandemic and hopefully, beyond it. Find out more & buy.

Healing Solidarity


Healing Solidarity is a project I initiated that invites people in and around international 'development' and 'aid' spaces to gather around the work of healing the sector both from injustice in our practice and the working practices that overwhelm and exhaust us. The project currently runs an annual online conference and the Healing Solidarity Collective, an online space for connecting and sharing. Find the website here and join the Collective here.

INGO Leadership Coaching

self care and social justice: a personal experience of the wellbeing + impact mastermind

These are uncertain times for INGO leaders. My INGO leadership Coaching Packages offer a shame-free space to reflect, process and help you stay focused on being the type of leader you want to be. Learn More about the Leadership Coaching I offer.

Writing & Speaking


In a sector full of questions about purpose and approach and facing the reality of racism, sexism and abuse, I write and speak about viable alternatives specific to the development and change making sectors. I also deliberately practice speaking about things that we often don't talk about as part of my activism. I share writing about this with my email list on a regular basis. Read my writing (or commission me to write for you) and Listen to me speak (or hire me for your event).

A new way to be in solidarity globally is possible and my work is about making a contribution to living that into being through the work I offer. I’d love to share it with you.

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You can also hear me on the Change Making Women, the podcast I co-host with Ziada Abeid my friend and colleagues based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

On the show we talk to women what motivates and challenges them and how they take care of themselves while trying to make the world a better place.