Where do I begin?
Writing about yourself is probably one of the hardest things any one can ask. To expose your soul in one place, one go and let the internet keep it forever!
I guess the reason we write though is to expose our soul, piece by piece, so…
When the first COVID lockdown hit the UK, I suddenly got to work from home for the first time ever.
I’ve spent the last 3 years travelling every single week. Mostly just within the UK, but hours and hours mostly on trains, to London, to Manchester, up, down and sideways…
that's very true! I live in a very non-diverse part of the UK, so my worry I guess is that sometimes we live in an echo chamber, and have no reason to challenge that. As a result, I may say or do things which has negative connotations. Last summer, we tried to have a BLM celebration, let's just say it didn't go well... https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/may/23/one-year-on-the-blm-event-that-divided-a-gloucestershire-town
The 3 year is point is so true...we just learn to muck things up as we get older! :)
thank you Akarsh! You're article was brilliantly informative as well! And your summary 'race isn't real, but racism is' I think really captures the essence of the problem - we create a hierarchical structure based on a system of belief as opposed to any actual fact - and it's dangerous because we don't alway recognise how those beliefs permeate our decisions and choices!
It started out as boredom and curiosity. I never ask to be someone’s friend on Facebook unless I know them and have met them in some way. Call me old school. Yet every week I always had the odd request from someone, a friend of a friend of a friend……
thank you so much! I'm so conscious that even with my best intentions my views will always be biased. I think as a white person, there is so much we assume and take for granted, it really needs to be a conscious effort to think differently and challenge the cultural norms which we take for granted! I shall keep trying but certain I will make mistakes! :)
My first selection is a book from my childhood. I can’t have been older than 10 or 11 when I came across the Adventures of Alanna. …
Hello and thank you ! I enjoyed the reflective tone of your writing which is what brought me to follow you! :)
Yes, the Peter Principle is one my Dad taught me at a very young age, and definitely causes a lot of negative behaviours in people struggling to cope!
But you are right - grace and compassion will guide us to the right behaviours!