How to Support Survivors of Crime – Centre Them, Not the Perpetrators

CW/TW: Discussion of suicide, discussion of hate crime against Greta Thunberg Recently in Rome a malicious act was committed, a hate crime, against Greta Thunberg. The intent of the perpetrators was to create pain and give further fuel to a narrative about the hate many in some establishments have against Greta Thunberg and all that…

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Boss Says Be Nice to the Man

TW/CW: human trafficking, sexual assault First, a note about Advocacy: Believe survivors. Centre survivors in their own narratives, because it is their voices that are most important. Be an ally through a willingness to set aside your own biases, and really listen to survivors themselves. Honour survivors when they say “No” to your ideas about…

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Inclusion: A Bird’s Eye View (Part 3 of 3 – Down to Earth)

[Image: Viewpoint from the forest floor, looking upwards at the brown-eyed Susan flowers in the late afternoon sunlight, in early September] Welcome back! This is the third and final blog post about my use of sociometry to visualize class dynamics, with an eye to promoting inclusion. To recap, the question posed to students was, “Name…

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Inclusion: A Bird’s Eye View (Part 2 of 3 – The Visual)

Welcome back!! Now that you’ve gathered information about who everyone in the class would prefer to work with (and for some, who they would prefer not to work with), you can formally organize these reactions visually, to help create an inclusive working environment in your classroom. Organizing this formally can be time-consuming. You will need…

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Inclusion: A Bird’s Eye View (Part 1 of 3 – Getting Started)

I have always been fascinated by birds. They have the ability to be among us, here on the ground, but many also soar high above us, taking in a more global view. They can see the big picture, and then return to earth. I used to wonder how I could be like a bird, and…

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Silenced by Circumstance

Yesterday I posted a fragment of my life as a young woman, just starting out, in Japan. That was so last century (literally) but something still holds true. The concept of silence by circumstance. If you’ve ever read my Huffington Post profile, you know that I treasure my freedom of speech. My voice. And lifting…

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Hello!

Thanks for dropping by! Grab a cup of coffee (or if you’re like me, maybe a pot of coffee), and take a glance at my site. I named this site “Ingrid Wonders” because that’s exactly what I do. All. The. Time. You may find my areas of interest mutually engaging; you may not. That’s the…

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