Firstly, I invite you to take a moment to think about how comfortable you feel about holding space for anger? You may wish to journal around these questions, or just take a moment to quietly reflect on your own responses. Have you been in a group situation where anger has arisen, either as conflict between group members or as a response to external events or circumstances? What's your … [Read more...] about How comfortable do you feel holding space for anger?
Interview with Devi Leiper O'Malley and Ruby Johnson for Welcome Change: Healing Solidarity Conference 2020 Last year I was honoured to interview Devi Leiper O'Malley and Ruby Johnson, the former co-directors of FRIDA |The Young Feminist Fund who still work together on a number of other projects. What they shared with me in that conversation for Healing Solidarity really resonated and inspired me … [Read more...] about Learning to lead together
Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah, CEO Oxfam GB in an interview with me for Healing Solidarity 2019 conference Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah, CEO Oxfam GB in a conversation with me for the 2019 Healing Solidarity conferenceIf you are reading this you might feel that you are one of the Good ones. If you are reading this you might feel that you are one of the 'good ones'. And there's no judgement for having … [Read more...] about On being ‘good people’
A letter which is especially to people raced as white -like me - about the capacities I think we need to think about building in ourselves, to enable us to play a part in building anti-racist practice in our sector. A few years ago I wrote this piece about the role of privileged white people in International Development and challenged us to think about all the ways in which we … [Read more...] about What capacities might we, as white people in international development, need to build in ourselves in order to commit to anti-racist practice?
What’s going on in the ‘international development’ sector when charities are found to have toxic cultures? And organisations which claim to be working to end poverty get embroiled in scandals about sexual abuse? Beyond the obvious need to address specific individuals and instances of abuse, what, as leaders, can we do to limit toxic cultures in our organisations more widely? In a 2010 … [Read more...] about How can we transform toxic culture in the International Development sector?