Rosalind Gill, City, University of London and Shani Orgad, London School of Economics and Political Science With Valentine’s Day around the corner, advice about confidence is proliferating. British Vogue enjoins women to boost their sexual confidence with slogans like “feel good in your body” and say goodbye to negative talk. Meanwhile Selfridges promises shoppers a sex and relationship “MOT”, in which “confidence coaching” for women … Continue reading Confidence culture tells women to be more self-assured – but ignores the real problems
Children need information that both acknowledges the troubling realities we’re facing and that also equips them to take action. (Roy/Flickr), CC BY-NC Maya K. Gislason, Simon Fraser University and Angel M. Kennedy, Simon Fraser University https://narrations.ad-auris.com/widget/the-conversation-canada/how-to-teach-children-about-climate-change–inspire-hope-and-take-action-to-change-the-future Children and youth know that climate change is altering lives, environmental patterns and futures. Human-caused climate change is altering the intensity of the likelihood of extreme weather, and has contributed to … Continue reading How to teach children about climate change, inspire hope and take action to change the future
“She has been a mother and a father at the same time, and her life has been too hard,” said Ma Xiaolan, the eldest daughter of Malabiye. Malabiye, who never attended school, married Ma Xuewen, who suffered from pneumoconiosis, at the age of 18, and they raised four children together. In 2011, Ma’s conditioned deteriorated rapidly, and he passed away soon after. Since then, Malabiye … Continue reading Pneumoconiosis families: how do NGOs employ economic approaches to empower caregivers?
Johnny Depp played Tonto in The Lone Ranger (2013). Depp has claimed some Native American heritage in the past. (Disney) Celeste Pedri-Spade, Queen’s University, Ontario https://narrations.ad-auris.com/widget/the-conversation-canada/we-are-facing-a-settler-colonial-crisis–not-an-indigenous-identity-crisis It wasn’t until very recently that I heard the term “re-indigenization” used in academic spaces. I’m familiar with Indigenous resurgence and how it’s connected to the restoration and reparation happening within Indigenous communities — work that often focuses on healing … Continue reading We are facing a settler colonial crisis, not an Indigenous identity crisis