“We don’t set out to save the world” – Pema Chodron poster. Happy Hannukah!

This quote really resonated for me – I know hardly anyone who set out to do what they’re doing, and yet they’re doing such great things for so many…   and often it just started with some wondering, wishing and hoping, and the connecting heart to heart.   Happy first day of Hannukah!   Continue reading “We don’t set out to save the world” – Pema Chodron poster. Happy Hannukah!

Standing-Beautiful-Like-The-Sun at Wanuskewin

I’ve been spending a great deal of time questioning the idea of teaching and traditional education lately (though this is really the theme of most of my working life), and part of what’s been interesting for me in this is approaching a couple of events in which I’ll prepare curricula with teaching partners and then spend a few days presenting, teaching, learning.   I’m also at the end of completing a graduate degree in adult education and equity studies and, as they should be, a number of things are falling into place – perhaps as questions and ideas about processes rather … Continue reading Standing-Beautiful-Like-The-Sun at Wanuskewin

the moments before you enter the room… talking about disability and ableism at Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House

In an acting class that Zev took last year, the kids studied their lines and then when they expected to perform them, the teacher asked them “so what was your character doing before they were about to say these lines?”   The kids were fascinated with this idea of exploring character and what might have happened… How we became public presenters is another story – 103 presentations over 4 years ago – but this was a really special day because we were invited in to a “new” audience.   We spend so much time in our work thinking about ways … Continue reading the moments before you enter the room… talking about disability and ableism at Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House

“What About Us?” table placards for a world cafe

I’m really excited about being the graphic facilitator for the “What About Us?” world cafe that launches the B.C. People First 2012 Conference.   Each table will have a “conversational leadership” theme chosen by the board of BCPF, such as “what about us and relationships?” and the world cafe will be facilitated by self advocates from Esatta Cooperative.   The theme of the conference is “Nothing About Us Without Us” – “we are making sure that people with labels are involved in ALL decisions that are made about our lives.   This takes unity and leadership.   This conference is … Continue reading “What About Us?” table placards for a world cafe