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The Anatomy of a Love Bag

Consumable goodies for people in need wrapped up in love.

Share38 Tweet Pin Reddit +1 Share Flip Stumble EmailShares 38 A love bag is easy to put together and can make a positive difference in someone’s day. A love bag is simply a bag filled with consumable goodies and a message of love. I hand them out as gifts to homeless people around Santa Cruz when we go into town. I started this practice in the nineties when I had… Read More »

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Guns Cause Death

Among Other Things

Share12 Pin1 Tweet Reddit +1 Share Flip Stumble EmailShares 13This past week I fell into the social media vortex or more specifically Facebook’s vortex of death for a few minutes each day. It’s easy to get sucked in since Facebook doesn’t honour my preference to see the most recent posts in my ‘newsfeed,’ instead, they insist on changing my settings on a regular basis to ‘most popular’ or whatever they… Read More »

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‘Audrie & Daisy’ Last Year’s Documentary is Still Very Relevant One Year Later

Share Tweet Pin Reddit +1 Share Flip Stumble EmailShares 0Have you seen or heard about the riveting and gut-wrenching stories of Audrie Pott & Daisy Coleman? Last year a documentary on the girls assaults and the aftermath was distributed by Netflix. Audrie & Daisy | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix Audrie & Daisy | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix Two different girls sexually assaulted on two different nights, in two… Read More »

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The boys I loved and how I learned to be wary of strange men

[Stranger Danger]

Share4 Reddit1 Stumble1 Tweet Pin +1 Share Flip EmailShares 6Madly in Love When I was a little girl I had many crushes and was ‘madly in love’ with boys and men. All of them were older than me. I met my first love at around the age of 5. He was 40 and one of my father’s colleagues, his name was Henri. I only met him a couple of times… Read More »

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Boundaries and Personal Responsibility

3 Videos: Healthy Boundaries, You're Not Entitled to My Body & Rules of Personal Space

Share Tweet Pin Reddit +1 Share Flip Stumble EmailShares 0Standing in one’s power, setting boundaries and taking personal responsibility isn’t always easy. I admit that for me sometimes standing in my power can be terrifying and even on a good day when I feel like I can conquer the world it can still be challenging. Boundaries too, are tricky since they are unique to individuals as well, based on their… Read More »

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What the ‘Fearless Girl’ statue and Harvey Weinstein have in common

Share3 Tweet Pin Reddit +1 Share Flip Stumble EmailShares 3 In March of this year, State Street Global Advisors unveiled the “Fearless Girl,” a statue of a little girl installed to face Wall Street’s famous “Charging Bull” statue. Her defiance was aimed at financial culture’s historical exclusion of women in the financial industry, especially in leadership positions. In early October, its parent company, State Street Corporation, quietly settled allegations that… Read More »

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Defining the problem of Sexism & Harassment

Share Tweet Pin Reddit +1 Share Flip Stumble EmailShares 0Nothing cute or witty to say here, just the facts Jack. The media has been focused on sexual harassment in Hollywood and the United States but it is a worldwide phenomenon that has been measured in various studies. One of the problems that have been identified around the issue of sexual harassment is that no universal definition exists and every incident… Read More »

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Amidst the furore and the frenzy: Sexism & Harassment

Pin1 Stumble1 Share Tweet Reddit +1 Share Flip EmailShares 2Amidst the furore and the frenzy. Somewhere amidst the furore and the frenzy, It seems as if people are losing sight of a few things along the way as the revelations of sexual misconduct, sexual abuse and sexual harassment continues to make headlines. I’ve spent the last week and a half ripping apart my thoughts, ideas and responses and reactions to… Read More »

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When cities were Nature’s haven: a tale from Bangalore

Share3 Tweet Pin Reddit +1 Share Flip Stumble EmailShares 3Editor’s Note: This article is a great case-study and delves into real issues and offers some action towards solutions. It is my hope that more cities around the world will return to greening. I have watched my city transform over the last 12 years, grow rapidly and on the surface, all is well but the lack of planning and old systems… Read More »

Beggars knocking on my door

To share or not to share? Guilt, experiences and other thoughts on the topic.

Share2 Tweet Pin Reddit +1 Share Flip Stumble EmailShares 2Thanks for visiting the site and watching my videos. The ‘Vlog’ is a 1-year experiment that started at the end of August 2017. My goal is to share videos about issues or topics (that may not be politically correct) that concern me or I think might be of interest to discuss. What topics would you like to discuss? Please subscribe to… Read More »

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The C Word, It’s not what you think: Language, the crone & the cougar

The wild and the wise woman - No big cats and ugly hags here!

Share Tweet Pin Reddit +1 Share Flip Stumble EmailShares 0From the first time I heard the word crone in reference to contemporary women I cringed. My reaction isn’t unexpected because the sound of the word and its meaning was never pleasant. And I can still remember hearing the word cougar in relation to women in the first years of the 21st century. At the time, I was separated from my… Read More »

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WTF? is up with Upskirting

Women aren't your objects to festishise!

Share Tweet Pin Reddit +1 Share Flip Stumble EmailShares 0Upskirting a violation that isn’t illegal, YET. It’s a practice that has been going on for quite awhile and the problem has been increasing through the years. People placing their mobile phones in places that violate private space and people’s right to their own bodies is not illegal. Gina Martin wants to change that. I was targeted by a creep, who… Read More »

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Are you lost in the world like me?

Steve Cutts peaks our interest again in this recent animation.

Share Tweet Pin Reddit +1 Share Flip Stumble EmailShares 0A few years ago, Steve Cutts gained quite a bit of notoriety with his animation Man. Man focused on our relationship with nature. This time around it seems like no one is paying attention. Are you lost in the world like me? Steve Cutts peaks our interest again in this recent animation. Moby and the Void Pacific Choir Are you obsessed… Read More »

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Alike, a short film

Where do you want to be? How do you want to live your life?

Share Tweet Pin Reddit +1 Share Flip Stumble EmailShares 0Alike or Alive? Alike or Alive? Where do you want to be? How do you want to live your life? What did you think? Share your thoughts in the comments. You can find more information about “Alike” at www.alikeshort.com If you liked this post, please share it with your friends. Want to see more animations? Check out the animations page here.… Read More »

The Enemy Dissecting the Notion of Conflict

The Enemy, Dissecting the Notion of Conflict

Shifting perspectives and creating empathy - an augmented reality app coming to you this summer.

Share Tweet Pin Reddit +1 Share Flip Stumble EmailShares 0The Enemy, Empathy, Society War images are some of the most potent and powerful images we see and now they arrive on our phones and computers in an instant, sometimes even as an event is happening. Still, in conflict, as with the US in recent years, some governments censor images. Many find their way to the public, although many arrive too… Read More »

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Art Matters, The Color of Reality

Artists collaborate to make a piece couldn't have come to life without one another.

Share3 Tweet Pin Reddit +1 Share Flip Stumble EmailShares 3Using dance, performance and painting to create a unified work that we get to see in the form of a video, Color of Reality is a lament. It is a social commentary that laments the death of not only people who were murdered with guns but the injustices found in a broken system in the USA today. Color of Reality, short… Read More »