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Poem: I don’t see race

I don't see race, but I feel it Crawling down my skin As the glance declares I'm sin I don't see race, but I fear it Coming for me in the middle of the night Armed with the sharp unforgiving Edges of the questions aimed at me Asking how I managed to keep my Head buried in the sand for so long While those on the surface Were the ones suffocating for lack of [...]

By |2020-11-17T10:25:41+02:00Nov 17th, 2020|poems and other creativity, race vibes|0 Comments

Political Correctness – Have we gone too far? Or not far enough?

What are your thoughts when it comes to Political Correctness? Seriously though, before you read on, take a few moments to answer that question. i doubt this is something many people need to think long about because people tend towards the extremes on this one. "It is out of control" vs "We could be doing so much better." What does Political Correctness mean? To you? When you hear the term, what immediately comes to [...]

Poem: A silence of stones

i was the casual victim of a stoning today...   started innocently enough with one elder tossing an underhanded pebble defensively at me which i might have easily been able to brush off and go about my day as if nothing significant had happened...   but then a single solitary rock came flying silently almost out of nowhere taking me quite by surprise knocking me off my feet and  wounding me quite significantly (if [...]

By |2020-11-12T17:12:58+02:00Nov 12th, 2020|poems and other creativity|0 Comments

How to pick leaders with bruised or scabby knees

This has been a week of observing leaders fighting it out in the US elections. All eyes were on America to see if the people would choose Unity over Divisiveness and Humanity over Malignant and Destructive Narcissism [SPOILER ALERT: Over 70 million people still voted for Donald Trump!] while lamenting the fact that in a country of more than 3 hundred million people the choice came down to one of these two flawed individuals. [...]

Facilitating brave spaces

Where are the Brave Spaces? For a long time, i have spoken about creating 'Safe Spaces' for conversation. But someone said something this past weekend that has caused me to shift my thinking on that. Because surely what we need are Brave Spaces where people will come and engage deeply and leave changed. The idea of a Safe Space is one where you can be vulnerable and honest and feel free to share yourself [...]

By |2020-11-02T10:07:46+02:00Nov 2nd, 2020|inspire-ations, stories|0 Comments

Whose Live Show [ish] is it anyway? Spoiler: It’s ours!

What does it take to be able to get the opportunity to once more watch Improguise Live? Well, a corporate doing some work on cybersecurity with its staff and realising the need to add in a whole lot of cyber-security-themed fun at the end, that's what. We got locked down [but we got up again...] Ain't never gonna keep us down. That's right - Chumbawuba has got nothing on us and we in fact [...]

By |2020-10-27T09:19:51+02:00Oct 27th, 2020|act, fun, games & Stuff, Improv vibes|0 Comments

Sharing is Blaring.

Yes, yes, i know what you're thinking - "Sharing is CARING, Brett!" - and that's true. Teaching kids to share can be one of the greatest lessons we can give them - actually teaching adults to share would be an amazing accomplishment and sort out many of the world's problems. But i want to suggest a new way of thinking about this, especially when it comes to the internet. Sharing is Blaring. Blare: to [...]

A Guide to Help you Understand the Internet

What i've discovered this week [again!] is that i do not understand the internet.  3 months ago, i started filming short videos for a series titled 'Race with me' in which i address the question that many white people - specifically in South Africa - are asking, once they have realised race is an issue that needs to be engaged with and say, "But what can I do?" This series of videos was actually [...]

By |2020-10-21T09:13:38+02:00Oct 21st, 2020|40 Tips, race vibes, Race with Me, the great online|0 Comments

Forget potatoes, i want Faith like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

This week i was super inspired and encouraged by a clip of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez i don't like to put people on pedestals. People will always let you down. For me, the only person i ever raise as the standard is Jesus Christ. And as much as my faith and religion have taken a bit of a beating these past few years [ironically as i started focusing more on matter of Justice and particularly race] [...]

By |2020-10-14T10:22:01+02:00Oct 14th, 2020|inspire-ations, Justice issues|0 Comments

What am I not doing?

Describe to me how the world would look to you if everything was working for everyone the way it was meant to. i imagine for a lot of people this might look like a list of negatives: No more racism No more sexism No more zenophobia No more hatred of any groups or people who are different in any way. No more wars No more rape No more violence And so on... What is [...]

By |2020-10-12T10:44:37+02:00Oct 12th, 2020|inspire-ations, positive ideas for change|0 Comments
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