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A Frikkin Hashtag:

How much different might the world look if animals were human? We decided to find out... [The Story So Far: Every Wednesday at 12 noon South African time [6am EDT] an inspired and growing number of brilliant, creative and absolutely fun people from all around the world take part in what is called a Hashtag game. @AFrikkinHashtag [say it out loud] is South Africa’s #1 Hashtag game and is always a lot of fun. The [...]

But What Can I Do? Tips #31-35

And we are heading down to the final straight as we make our way through the last ten tips for white people genuinely asking, 'But what can I do?' when  it comes to race and nation-building in South Africa [and beyond] - glad to see you're still with us... #ButWhatCanIDo? Tip #31 Leave your camera at home. This one goes out to white people on mission trips or white people visiting the townships or white [...]

By |2018-09-17T21:40:28+00:00September 15th, 2018|#NotOnOurWatch, activities, inspire-ations|0 Comments

A new Brand of Recovery – some final encouragement to buy the book.

i have now finally finished reading Russell Brand's latest book, 'Recovery - Freedom from our Addictions' and can highly recommend it. Whether you feel like you are addicted or not. There is a helpful understanding that is gained around addicts who might be people you know, as well as just some generally helpful life wisdom from a very unique perspective. Russell Brand is not everyone's cup of tea, but you are doing yourself a disservice [...]

By |2018-09-13T13:33:27+00:00September 13th, 2018|inspire-ations, thorts of other people, what i am reading|0 Comments

The Bad News is out: It isn’t Facebook that’s Toxic, it’s me!

i witnessed a pretty unfortunate and brutal exchange on Facebook yesterday. Unfortunate in that i know both people involved and am sure that if the three of us had sat around a table together we would have had an amazing time and the two others would very likely have become good friends. But it didn't go down that way because there were two people who didn't know each other, responding to only what was in [...]

By |2018-09-11T10:48:33+00:00September 11th, 2018|activities|0 Comments

But What Can I Do? Tips #26-30

Are you still with us? That's amazing. If you have made it this far all the way from Tip #1 and are still engaged then i'm really stoked, well done. This can seem like a lot of stuff. I really do love white people and I still have a lot of work to do in many of these areas and it is just great to know that other people are committing to this stuff as [...]

By |2018-09-12T12:53:58+00:00September 10th, 2018|#NotOnOurWatch, positive ideas for change, race vibes|0 Comments

But What Can My Business do? A response by Megan Furniss!

Dear Brett, I have been following your #WhatCanIdo campaign with distanced interest. I have dipped in and out of the discourse without committing to it thoroughly for a number of reasons. I’ll explain some of them briefly. 1. It may be arrogant of me, but I think I am out of the starting blocks in regard to #WhatCanIdo. I acknowledge my whiteness, try to be an ally and I am vocal in calling out racism [...]

By |2018-09-05T15:51:07+00:00September 5th, 2018|activities|0 Comments

But What Can I Do? Tips 21-25

As we head into the second half of our journey as white people seeking to do and be better, let me encourage you and remind you once again that i have so much love and respect for you. Which is why i have been compiling this list. The past in our country is completely messed up and in need of redress and healing and building and so on... us taking these tips seriously is us [...]

A day of Rest.

Sunday morning i had the privilege of attending a public conversation between Lukhanyo Calata [author of 'My father died for this'] and Wilhelm Verwoed [author of 'Bloedbande'] as the final session of the Restitution conference that took place this weekend. i dropped some soundbites on Facebook as it was happening and some other things that the reflections prompted in me and figured it might be helpful for people who weren't on their social medias to gather [...]

A new Brand of Recovery – some more thoughts

In case you missed it, i am still busy reading Russell Brand, his latest book: Recovery - Freedom from our Addictions. i shared some passages from the early part of the book over here and wanted to give you a little more of a glimpse to encourage you to get your hands on it. Russell is busy working through the Twelve Step Plan to overcoming addiction and giving his own personal spin and journey to [...]

A Frikkin Hashtag: #AUniversallyAcceptedTruth

They say Truth is relative but we say that there are just some Universally Accepted Truths that can't be denied [well, not by us anyways] and so we decided to host a game to try and figure out what those were: [The Story So Far: Every Wednesday at 12 noon South African time [6am EDT] an inspired and growing number of brilliant, creative and absolutely fun people from all around the world take part in [...]

By |2018-08-29T10:51:48+00:00August 29th, 2018|AFrikkinHashtag, fun, games & Stuff, Hashtag Game, silly things|0 Comments