Category Archives: Crazy World

Dancing With My Inner Critic – Steve Chapman


“This talk isn’t very good.” “Thoughts” “voice”, inner voice” “inner critic” –  whatever you call yours there are at least as many ways of learning to live with it as there are ways of learning to live amongst humans. Many … Continue reading

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I feel no shame about my mental breakdown: it helped make me who I am – David Harewood


This week’s World Mental Health Day saw the global mental illness industry work itself into lather: Twit-storming wave after wave of stats and scary numbers at us of just how many of us are diagnosed,  have yet to be diagnosed … Continue reading

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There is a way to prevent so many teenage girls being depressed – but no one wants to admit it


Powerfully written piece by Glosswitch in The Independent’s VOICES column… Nothing at all to add about the piece, since there is nothing I could possibly add. I though add how some respond to such truth-speaking: if you venture into the … Continue reading

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Grenfell Tower – Ben Okri


It was like a burnt matchbox in the sky. It was black and long and burnt in the sky. You saw it through the flowering stump of trees. You saw it beyond the ochre spire of the church. You saw … Continue reading

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Baboons in suits


Robert Sapolsky on how hierarchy has a destructive force in body and psyche in individuals and community. He is talking about baboons, the ones he’s observed for decades along with the effects of stress upon health and behaviour. His observation … Continue reading

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I’m just a girl – Do Doubt


I’m just a girl In the world that’s all you’ll let me be Oh, I’ve had it up to! Oh, I’ve had it up to!! Oh, I’ve had it up to here Take this pink ribbon off my eyes I’m … Continue reading

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Chokehold: Stop and Frisk


Stop-and-frisks are brutal assertions of police dominance on African American men, through sexual harassment, torture and even terrorism. Continue reading

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There is Hope: evidence base


Concrete proof of Hope . Continue reading

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Carnval des Voix comes to Oshawa, Ontario


Big Yo! to all the peeps and voices who came out for Carnival des Voix yesterday.
In Oshawa, Ontario. Continue reading

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