Weekend Read: You Make My Skin Crawl

Quick warning for those offended by the swears - I got a little angry writing this one. There are a few nasty words from "nasty woman". Talking to one of the lovely humans in my life this week I realised why this bothered me more than other similar experiences I have had. I have previously …

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Lee Lin Chin

On proofing this, I see that I have thrown in a lot of "Aussie lingo" to this post. It seems Lee has brought out my little bogan country girl that lives in my heart. Should you require translation, let me know! 🙂 ** Lee Lin Chin has been reading the news since before I was …

Guest Post – Attention is the Rarest and Purest Form of Generosity

Thank you to my beautiful guest for contributing this post. Leave a comment for her below and show your support for her lovely post. We are all trying to strike a balance between reclaiming ourselves/doing things for ourselves and remaining connected with the friends, families and contacts in our lives. ** “Attention is the rarest …

Aya Kamikawa

I love Japan, but there are challenges to the society and the culture that must be spoken about. Just like Australia. Just like America. We can't stay silent on what is uncomfortable, because otherwise those who are held back from achieving their goals because they are different will never get a chance. ** There are …

Kiran Bedi

Let's dive straight into Kiran Bedi - the first woman to join the Indian police force. Here is a quick summary of Kiran's life: Kiran was one of four daughters. Growing up, her father disobeyed traditional expectation and educated all four daughters. She has an undergraduate degree in English, a master's degree in political science, …

Guest Post – An Open Letter: Why we are more powerful than the problems we face.

Thank you to my beautiful friend for writing this entry. You are a kind, clever and inspirational human and the things we are going to achieve knows no bounds. ** An open letter to the change-makers, to the hopeful souls and to the perpetually afraid. Dear human, I guess it’s about time we came clean. …

Karen Dolva

I love hearing about entrepreneurs and how people have taken a simple concept or a "gap" in their market to achieve fabulous things. Please leave me a comment if you have a link to a start up or fabulous individual making positive waves in their community through their clever thinking and proactive attitude! Happy reading! …

Beth Chatto

Leave me a comment about what your passion is, and how you let it contribute to your "legacy". Read on to find out more! I am turning my attention this week to a topic that I am so attracted to but, like so many others, tend to fail miserably at: gardening. But what brought me …

Sister Ellen Savage

I know so many selfless, helpful, kind, and generous people. They work as social workers, psychologists, doctors, emergency services personnel, policy writers, carers - the list goes on. I love all of these people and try to emulate their unwavering efforts to help others in my own work and daily life. The nurses I have …

Aung San Suu Kyi

Welcome to yet another human that is both revered and distrusted by the international community. Today I am introducing you to Aung San Suu Kyi. Her background is as follows: Suu Kyi was born in 1945 Her father, Aung San, was assassinated when she was two years old She was educated in India and the …

Henrietta Swan Leavitt

This week we are swinging all the way back to the 1860's to meet Henrietta Swan Leavitt - an American astronomer 'known for her discovery of the relationship between period and luminosity in Cepheid variables, pulsating stars that vary regularly in brightness in periods ranging from a few days to several months' (source). ... If …

Sadia Khatri

It's time to meet Sadia Khatri! Sadia is pushing against the entrenched problems of sexual violence in Pakistan through her initiative 'Girls of Dhabas'. To quote directly from their Facebook page: 'Girls at Dhabas is an open community of women and non-binary folks who wish to occupy public spaces on their own terms and whims, …

Ingrid van Beek

You can be the most forward-thinking, inclusive human being on this planet and still find yourself clutching your bag closer when a man who looks drug-affected sits next to you on the train, or averting your eyes to the homeless person sitting on the street because you're worried he'll be aggressive to you for no …