noun. knowledge or perception of a situation or fact; concern about and well-informed interest in a particular situation or development. Awareness is the state of being conscious of something. More specifically, it is the ability to directly know and perceive, to feel, or to be cognizant of events. Awareness is a big part of theContinue reading “#MonthlyWritingChallenge: Awareness”
So who is responsible for holding racist teachers accountable?
A massive thank you to everyone who contributed to the event, your contributions were phenomenal. Thank you also to our partners for supporting the event, to my co-host Bennie and wingman (behind the scenes) Richard and to the audience for joining us – your engagement, reflections and questions brought the virtual event to life.
For me disruption is about challenging what we know to affect change, positive change.
I am proud to be a woman and I love the different facets of my identity. My relationships with other women make me the woman I am today. I consider myself very lucky to have so many strong, phenomenal women in my life looking out for me.
But how has my height shaped me as a leader?
We wanted to create a safe space to have courageous conversations about what matters.
It gives me superpowers to show up and overcome the challenges I face because there is no greater fuel and purpose than empowering a young person and giving them the permission to be themselves.
The Issue: It is complex. Who owns the voice? The Conversation: Chiltern using their platform and their network. Modelling how to take responsibility and bring positive change. The Value: Black lives matter. We need to focus on Black lives mattering. The Context: We need to be comfortable having uncomfortable conversations. Representation of the collective experience by theContinue reading “BLM: Anti-racism a whole school approach”
You will never know what it’s like to have the doors closed in your face over and over again because of who I am.
A black teacher.