We need to check our privilege and we need to commit to being better, to doing better. One thing I am going to commit to continuing to do is calling out all-white line ups.
As Brits we are obsessed with how we manage our time, but other cultures are more interested in how we manage our energy.
“Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder”.
As a teacher and a school leader I was resourceful with little resource. I could think on my feet and find solutions. I could create something out of nothing as I worked in schools with deficit budgets or start up budgets, here are some examples.
Yes our safety from the invisible killer has been on our minds for an extended period of time, but we have been reactive and responsive, we have taken measures to be proactive and preventative. However, there are other things that make us feel vulnerable and unsafe.
I have released myself. I have found an escape. I have set myself free. I am free flowing. I have gone public.
As I have grown older the definition of beauty and what I associate with beauty has changed dramatically.
For me choices are about conviction: self-belief, believing in your values and purpose, fuelled by your passion. Choices are about the alignment of your mission, vision and values.
I have learned a lot about myself, about others, about the community, about education and about life through my connections with #WomenEd over the last 5 years.
We are all navigating a storm. We know it is happening, we know it is gaining momentum, we know it is heading in our direction. We don’t know when it will arrive exactly, but we know it will come.