Suppression orders very rarely protect victims. In a post #metoo world, after that awful Royal Commission, we need to be looking at this system of enforced secrecy which forces victims to carry the crimes in their heads forever. We need to question how keeping the secrets of guilty people has contributed to Australia’s sickening history of institutional abuse.Read More Suppression Orders or Why transparency matters (8 min read)
For people living with past traumas, mental injuries or other ‘neuro-divergents’, the #metoo movement has encouraged us to look more critically at every aspect of our lives. The power of the individual who is willing to speak up against wrongs has never been more evident.
So, yes, if there’s broken bits or pieces in your organisation and employees who are set up to fail, then you should be worried about what they’re writing about you.Read More 8 tips to stop employees going rogue on social media – by a rogue employee (10 min)
Hello to our rapidly increasing fold, Lovely to have over a thousand new supporters since the trip down to Canberra. And all that without me doing much at all. Yesterday I answered one of the most heartbreaking comments I’ve gotten in this whole nightmare. A person asked me who they call if they can’t call […]Read More We’re almost at 2500 but what a week!
Oh, my cheer squad! So many hearts to every one of you and special hi to all the new supporters. I just got home from Shrinkola and realised what you all did while I was out and about! I’m speechless. Tempted to use emojis. Got two super exciting appointments to get through tomorrow but will […]Read More 636 signatures in 24 hours!
To my amazing back up squad, Welcome and thanks to our many new supporters. Your voices will help me get change and every single one of you is a hero. So yesterday we did the trek down to the Canberra EPIC Book Fair. I had invited the Board of Lifeline Australia to meet with me […]Read More You won’t believe what Lifeline Canberra did!
I’ve been doing almost nothing but research for the last few days (pages are my happy place) and have finally drafted us a petition letter! I’ve also realised that I was yelling at the wrong people, Lifeline Australia can’t (just like they say) , do much here – it needs to be Wollongong. So […]Read More 120! Time for a new strategy!
Writer, academic and suicide awareness advocate, Angela Williams has just posted an impassioned plea to her employer, Lifeline South Coast, on YouTube. Her video begs them to do something about the year-long campaign of workplace bullying she has been subjected to. In this video, which she describes as ‘Maybe my suicide note’, the […]Read More Lifeline is trying to kill me
Writing memoir is an intensive process of self-examination, conducted for the most part in solitude. So winning the Affirm Press Mentorship, which included living with two editors for five days, was both exhilarating and terrifying. For weeks leading up to the residency I’ve been asking the same rhetorical questions: How do you live with the […]Read More Varuna Affirm Press Mentorship – Friday morning