Preventing, Protecting and Healing – Part 1: Advocacy

Advocacy is a bit of a ‘buzz-word’ in many circles, and that is definitely true when it comes to disabilities. But anytime you have buzz-words, you also end up with a lot of confusion about what advocacy looks like and how it works – especially when you are dealing with people who are vulnerable either because of their disabilities or because of the precise circumstances they find themselves in.

Why Shaming Will Never Resolve Our Shame

Whether from the left or the right, I have a lifetime of first-hand experience of shaming as a strategy for social coercion and control. But after years of learning about the impact of shame from Brené Brown on individuals and organizations alike, I think it’s time we reconsider this approach of ‘shaming’ one another.