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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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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Memoir: Fruit

CW/TW: Sexual Violence Context I started a new life overseas in Japan. This was immediately following university graduation in 1998. I was a young 23 year old female teacher, living alone for the first time. I became a survivor of labour trafficking, as well as attempted sex trafficking, by both my Japanese boss and the…

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