I’m Mary Ann Clements, a feminist writer, facilitator, activist & coach. I'm interested in how we can build a better world together.


I’m Mary Ann Clements, a feminist writer, facilitator, activist & coach. I'm interested in how we can build a better world together

All my work is about what I call Healing Solidarity. This means that I work at the intersection of healing and global movements for change.

In a culture where so much work to end poverty has fallen into the trap of replicating structures of injustice, I seek to play my part in shifting the paradigm of aid and development towards the work of global solidarity. I believe that healing practices are a crucial part of what will enable this shift and the things I offer in my work reflect this.

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.


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

We have a tendency to ignore our shadows and deny the more difficult parts of ourselves & our organisations but in exploring them I believe we can find gold. I offer coaching that helps change makers explore the  explore the shadows so that they can move through stuck places in their lives and work. Learn More about the 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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If you choose to leave your details below I will write to you about what I am learning about this work of reconnecting our struggles for justice and our need for healing.

I will write too about why caring for ourselves and one another is the foundation for resistance and effective change-making and an essential life practice for building a more just world.

From time to time I’ll also tell you about services and events that I'm offering.

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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.