Around the world, we are seeing protests (sparked by the murder of George Floyd at the hands of police and the ensuing riots in the USA) that include demands to remove monuments, statues, and street names that honour people involved in anti-Black racism - from people who profited from and were … [Continue reading] Rethinking Statues, Monuments, and Street Names
I’m feeling hopeful this week as our federal political leaders have publicly stated that anti-Black racism is real in Canada. Because it is. Because we need to talk about it. Because allies help in our struggles for justice of all kinds. (You can read about the statements made here and … [Continue reading] Anti-Black Racism is Real
Last week was challenging, to say the least. And sadly, not new... We had two publicly shared incidents of racism. One in Central Park and one in Minneapolis. One involving police and one involving a civilian. One involving men and one involving a woman. Both targeting Black men. You can read … [Continue reading] Racism, Pain and Loss
I’ve been thinking about masks this past week. Specifically, wearing them or not wearing them. I have 3 masks that have been made for me. I like the idea of wearing them. But I find I don’t wear them often. Why? It seem like such a simple thing. I had to think about it. I’m not out … [Continue reading] Masks: what they can tell us about connection
Just in case the need for race*-based stats is a new conversation to you, it’s not just about COVI-19. COVID-19 is just the latest reason to beat the drum. Laurie Townshend (filmmaker, photographer and teacher) has a gripping installation up as part of Toronto’s Scotiabank Contact photography … [Continue reading] Race-based Data and COVID-19
For many of us, the past 6 weeks in quarantine/lock down have been… interesting. Some things have changed, some things maybe not so much. For example: Because I work from home (unless I’m training), being home is not a big difference. Spending all day with my 7 year old and homeschooling is. … [Continue reading] New, Not New
As you may recall (if you read last week’s blogpost) I changed the password on my cellphone two weeks ago. I’m reporting back on my progress, and I’m happy to report that it’s been a couple of days that I’m finally getting it. Link to D&I What does this have to do with D&I you may … [Continue reading] Changing Behaviour
Last week I changed the password on my cellphone. What it’s showing me is how powerful repetition is, and how easy it is to get stuck in one way of thinking. Every time I pick up my phone, I have an automatic and physical response: I type in my old password, without thinking. The Brain is … [Continue reading] Creating a New Way
On a bike ride over the weekend, we came across this poster. At first glance, without a proper look, it’s a feel-good gesture: our health care workers are not only working hard for all of us, but are taking risks every day as they do so. But look closer. What do you see? Who do you … [Continue reading] Who are we seeing? Who are we missing?
A couple of weeks ago, my colleague and friend Joseph Ranseth (who teaches people how to create movements) asked our Mastermind Group what the positives were about social isolation. What had we noticed? While this may sound like a bizarre question, it was a very good one. My positives … [Continue reading] What’s Good Right Now?