Suffragette

The woman wanderer goes forth to seek the Land of Freedom. “How am I to get there?” Reason answers: “here is one way, and one only. Down the banks of Labour, through the water of suffering. There is no other.” The woman cries out: “For what do I go to this far land which noContinue reading “Suffragette”

What is your dream?

HAPPY WEDNESDAY NIGHT! With just a few days before the 63rd anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr’s “I have a dream” speech, I’ve been thinking a lot about dreams and the profound impact they make on us and on our world. Actually, this month at No More Traffik we launched a campaign to celebrate dreams.Continue reading “What is your dream?”

Adventure, she said.

She stumbled until she was four inches from my face, broke out into a wide-mouthed grin that made her eyes light up like fireworks and cheekily said: “Adventure.” It was a rainy Tuesday morning in July – the kind that feels and looks like a rainy Tuesday morning in November, but no one says thatContinue reading “Adventure, she said.”

MY DAD IS MY HERO

Seriously. He ran 10k for No More Traffik last night…and made it look EASY AS PIE (17 years after triple bypass surgery, no less!) It would be so lovely if you could sponsor him – his site is open until July 4th. Can you spare a fiver? Go here: http://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/alanwilson Thank you, and thanks Dad!

Happy International Women’s Day!

Happy International Women’s Day! In the lead-up to today, may have been highlighting the plight of women around the world – who don’t have access to education or resources, who are abused, who are discriminated against, whose gender makes them vulnerable – if you’ve spent time on the blog, you probably are aware of someContinue reading “Happy International Women’s Day!”

#internationalwomensday inspiring change

Today I get to celebrate women at 3 International Women’s Day events with work. I’m just back from the first, and I’m still processing it – it was hugely inspiring. Belfast is known for its construction of the Titanic, and in recent years has opened the Titanic Centre, which tells the story of the shipContinue reading “#internationalwomensday inspiring change”