In 2007, Sarah Palin referred to herself for the first time as mama grizzly. By the 2010 US mid-terms, she had assembled a whole entourage of female politicians who she demonstrated her support for by calling them the mama grizzles….
From articles claiming that “Activism is broken” to those that pronounce “The Downfall of Millennials”; over the past few years, social media users have found themselves increasingly chastised for slacktivism. The term is increasingly being used to refer to the growing trend of social-media based activism, whereby people’s main engagement with social, political or environmental causes is limited to liking pages, sharing information, using hashtags, etc….
Evelyn is joyful and nurturing. She is the type of woman that instantly makes you feel comfortable in her presence, as if she has been your close friend for years. I have known Evelyn for a while as she works as a live in nanny for a good friend of mine, Jess. Every time I see her, she gives me a big cuddle…
Design thinking is the bridge between great ideas and the outcome of those great ideas - efficiently. It simply is the launchpad to turn ideas on paper into reality. Design thinking helps in the process of questioning: questioning the problem, questioning the assumptions, and questioning the implications. Henna Khan and Meera Rathod decided to stretch the applications of Design Thinking to deliver better socio-economic solutions for social change.
Part 2: I still regularly encounter articles heralding the advent of social media in MENA; including proclamations that it will enable the “unshackling” of women in these countries… does this empowerment really extend beyond the realms of the social media sites themselves?
Part 1: In the developed world, we often see Africa depicted through a series of reductive clichés - war-torn, resource-deprived, poverty-stricken, disease-ridden. We are encouraged by the media to think of a homogenous landscape of desperation; rather than a continent with as much political, social and cultural diversity as any other.
As the average woman ascends the leadership ranks, she will find herself incumbered by the need to compromise; to make her ascent to power palatable in spite of the gender hierarchy. Many of us will already of heard of the “glass cliff”…Comparatively, research into the challenges faced by women of colour in leadership roles is distinctly lacking.
The role of a caregiver can be physically, emotionally and financially draining, but does anyone care? In India, family members are the natural caregivers for persons with mental or physical illnesses as there are extremely limited alternative facilities and family members are preferred for caring. Caregivers can be spouses, adult children, parents, other relatives…