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Words Matter - Choose Your Words Wisely

Words Matter

Words Matter - Choose Your Words Wisely

This week, the power of words was highlighted when a podcast was released of an interview between Mamamia’s Mia Freedman and author Roxane Gay, who recently released her new book, Hunger: A Memoir of (my) body.It was clear in tweets from Roxane Gay, following the podcast recording, that she was uncomfortable with some lines of questioning in the interview. Later on, she became offended with the words Mia Freedman used to introduce the podcast (both on the recording and in an article that came out with the podcast).Roxane’s tweets can be found at twitter.com/rgay.The issue has been debated considerably in...

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Words Matter - Who Do You Want To Be?

Words Matter

Words Matter - Who Do You Want To Be?

What if I told you you could be anything you wanted to be. That you don't have to prove yourself to anyone, rather, you can follow your heart and take the path you want to. Too often we take on study courses, jobs, and even business strategies that just don't fit with who we want to be, but we do it because we feel it's expected. Because we compare ourselves to others and because the words of others dictate that we should follow a specific path and not the one our heart or our gut wants to follow. I often...

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Words Matter - You Are Wonderful, Just As You Are

Words Matter

Words Matter - You Are Wonderful, Just As You Are

After starting this Words matter blog it’s been wonderful chatting with many people about their thoughts on what we say around children, and how they make sure they are conscious of allowing their kids to be themselves/ Of teaching them values, not pushing unnecessary views on them.  I’ve spoken with mothers who have made a conscious effort not to comment negatively on their bodies, as they don’t want their children to think there is anything wrong with the way they are. These same mothers have also gone on to make efforts to change the way they think about their bodies,...

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Words Matter - Embracing What Comes Naturally

Words Matter

Words Matter - Embracing What Comes Naturally

Has your child got the funniest sense of humour? The most caring nature? The funkiest fashion sense or a distinguishing feature?  Don’t you love how every child has a personality that shines through from the earliest days, that makes them unique, special and oh so amazing!  In society, it is humbling to watch so many people nurture uniqueness, foster creativity and create tolerance. Accepting everyone for their differences creates an amazing and every-growing society!  But, behind this lovely bubble of the perfect world, there is still too much intolerance. People are bullied for their differences and people are taught not...

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Just Be...Inspired - Sheena Ireland, and Introducing the 'Words Matter' blog series

Interview Just Be...Inspired Sheena Ireland Words Matter YouTube

Just Be...Inspired - Sheena Ireland, and Introducing the 'Words Matter' blog series

Introducing Sheena Ireland, director of Specialists in Communications, founder of The Local Look, and co-founder of The Just Be Revolution. Find out more about Sheena and why she's part of The Just Be Revolution in her video interview, and in her first post of her blog series 'Words Matter'.    My story As an eleven-year-old, I entered high school a bit of ‘tom boy’. My slouch jeans and hand me down flannelette shirt made my signature style—a damn comfy signature style!   I wasn’t interested in boys as anything more than friends (not many people my age were, I don’t...

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