On trauma shaming, minimisation, tone policing and kindness…

If you happen to browse Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok or any other platforms where humans interact with each other and share part of their lives - and let's face it, this past year of a pandemic has meant a lot more scrolling than previous years - you will inevitably come across something that reads like … Continue reading On trauma shaming, minimisation, tone policing and kindness…

Teaching in the Time of Covid-19

Not to be confused with the Gabriel Garcia Marquez classic, Love in the Time of Cholera.... Check on the teachers in your life because they are exhausted. Teaching in the middle of a pandemic is one of the biggest challenges of my teaching career. One of the biggest challenges comes down to health and wellbeing, … Continue reading Teaching in the Time of Covid-19

On extended unease…

I woke up this morning feeling low. Desperately low. A low I had been avoiding for a while by busying myself with work and cleaning and writing and long distance video calls and baking cookies and buying plants and playing ukelele and building domino patterns and trying to keep a positive attitude. But this morning, … Continue reading On extended unease…