Marked As Safe

For the second time in three months, I’ve marked myself as safe during a terror incident. Here is why I'd do so again.

On Silence & Speaking Up (Or Why Our Voices Matter)

The way we react and talk about trauma has changed thanks to the rise of social media and 24-hr news cycles. Recently, we saw this following the massacre in Orlando, the murder of MP Jo Cox, the EU Referendum more generally. All very different events. All followed by outpourings of grief, condolence, anger, support that went viral and … Continue reading On Silence & Speaking Up (Or Why Our Voices Matter)

Slacktivism: How powerful is online activism?

Slacktivism is a funny little hybrid word - a portmanteau of ‘slacker’ and ‘activism’.  It applies to ‘actions taken to bring about political or social change but requiring only minimal commitment, effort, or risk’, but more generally referring to the casual liking or retweeting of political or issue-led content online in lieu of mobilising IRL. Over the … Continue reading Slacktivism: How powerful is online activism?

Something Like Gumption: New Year 2016

“For last year's words belong to last year's language And next year's words await another voice.” ― T.S. Eliot. 🌟✨#HappyNewYear 2⃣0⃣1⃣6⃣✨🌟 — Bibliophilia (@Libroantiguo) December 31, 2015   I’m not usually one for New Year Resolutions. I guess because I’ve always had a very obvious direction: complete this course, finish this class, attain that grade, … Continue reading Something Like Gumption: New Year 2016