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Over the years that I have been involved in activism, I have had a lot of time to think about change making. The discussions that I have with fellow activists can be inspiring, uninspiring, uplifting or down right depressing but mostly I am awed by their dedication and empathy. I have been learning a great deal about other people and how they view this world and about how various personalities correlate with various theories of change. Although there are many ways of doing activism I feel that there are certain tactics and strategies which have been used often over time, and for good reason- they usually work pretty well! But I also see a lot of people getting burnt out, forming mental health issues and losing faith in the world. Because of this, I am not convinced that this is the best we can be doing. It made me ask a lot of questions like how imperative is it that the form of change making is sustainable for those doing it? And how are others making change in the world and other’s lives? What can we learn from them?
I myself am convinced that we need to act out of love for the world not out of anger. I believe that we need first to care for each other and look after ourselves and then we can make a lasting difference to the rest of the world.
I want to see for myself what else is going on out there, how each angel making their own type of difference is feeling, thinking and acting. I want to know how humans view their opponents and I want to know what motivates people to put their bodies and lives out there for these changes.
I hope we can all learn from these experiences and feel empowered when contemplating our own theories of change.

Aunty Lil: Loving Change Maker

Aunty Lil: Loving Change Maker

I want to acknowledge that I have written and posted this in different parts of Australia, all of which is Aboriginal land. The crown and the government is an illegal occupation of this land and sovereignty was never ceded. I pay my respects to all Elders past, present and emerging. While spending time in north Queensland I was fortunate enough to meet Aunty Lil, a newly nominated Elder of the Idindji/Ggunddji people. I was honoured to spend time on the…

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