UNCRPD in Ireland – begging for change

Bad TrumpThe last few months, I’ve read and watched more political news than I could stomach. As a result, shortcut rambling, and buzzwords on Twitter like ‘“tremendous,” “ban,” “wall” and “crooked” now linger in my own vocabulary when I sit down to write. Trying to wipe self-centered #TrumpSpeak from my mind seems futile, though, as each day brings more White House drama.

In contrast, Michelle Obama’s selfless message has always been, “Say something true,” rather than “What will make me sound smart, or witty, or powerful?” or “What does the audience want to hear?” Continue reading “UNCRPD in Ireland – begging for change”

But nudging isn’t enough

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“I spend half my time comforting the afflicted, and the other half afflicting the comfortable.”
(Wess Stafford)

“If you’re afraid to defend your convictions because you might get your ass kicked for it, you’re not really fit to advocate for them.”
(James Carlos Blake)

“But nudging isn’t enough.”
(Jacqueline Novogratz)

“Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the worldwould do this, it would change the earth.”
(William Faulkner) Continue reading “But nudging isn’t enough”