empathy exercises

I need to do this more. Much more.

By | January 28th, 2017|Categories: asylum seekers|

There's a problem with this country and I feel strongly about it, of course I do. And I want to do more. And then I don't because of washing and kids and work. And because I don't know how to word things well enough. Well, screw the wording, getting it out is more [...]

It’s Okay To Compare Australia In 2016 With Nazi Germany, And Here’s Why

By | May 25th, 2016|Categories: asylum seekers, empathy exercises|Tags: |

The Bottom Line: Bad things happen when good people stay silent. Terrific (with reference to the archaic 'causing terror') to read, this beautifully composed, heart-wrenching story about Dr David Berger's family, with its intelligent and insightful parallels between Nazi Germany and Australian Refugee Policy, leaves me burning again inside. Bad things happen when [...]

Author Carla Billinghurst

By | January 22nd, 2016|Categories: conversations, learning, zombies|Tags: , , , , |

Self-confidence. Self-permission. Moxie! These are the things I admire most in others. So I decided to contact someone who comes across as having all of these good good things, and ask her Why? How? Where can I find mine? Basically it's the best conversation ever. Basically it's the best conversation ever. It's a many-tentacled [...]

Ice-cream and family and violence and ice-cream.

By | December 31st, 2015|Categories: empathy exercises|Tags: , , , , |

I'm sitting on a street bench with my baby. It's a cold, windy day. A lady approaches us ... The first thing I notice is her teeth. You can’t miss them - set at an impossible angle, they reach out towards you and are many colours, none of them white. Her posture [...]

Be Born Somewhere Different

By | September 28th, 2015|Categories: empathy exercises, privilege|Tags: , , |

This function is still under construction. You see, being born somewhere different is really really tricky. Because the thing is, we don't really get to choose. We get born, and where we're born, well, that's just where we're born. Where, to which family, to whatever living conditions we arrive at. And sometimes [...]

Zombies attack your town.

By | September 28th, 2015|Categories: asylum seekers, empathy exercises, zombies|Tags: , , |

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