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Apart and Together: Mending the Tear

Apart and Together: Mending the Tear
January 6 / 2021

According to my initial plan, this piece would not have been written. The original project included nine pieces: an introduction, and eight peeks into one area after another that the Coronavirus crisis has exposed for us to dig into, see what may have been hidden before, to understand better how …

Apart and Together: Finding Collective Wisdom to Move into a Future for All

Apart and Together: Finding Collective Wisdom to Move into a Future for All
December 30 / 2020

In 1961, at five, in a conversation with my mother, I was working out what to say, as a future prime minister, to all the prime ministers of the world. In 2017, with the same global passion and a larger vision, I convened a group from several continents to submit …

Apart and Together: Reengaging with the Full Range of Our Emotions

Apart and Together: Reengaging with the Full Range of Our Emotions
November 19 / 2020

“There is a great deal of pain in life and perhaps the only pain that can be avoided is the pain that comes from trying to avoid pain.” – R. D. Laing

The appearance of the current Coronavirus, and the major disruptions that both the pandemic and the responses to …

Responding to Breakdown of Trust in Police

Responding to Breakdown of Trust in Police
October 28 / 2020

“The belief that if you don’t do “anything wrong” you would never be bothered by the police is deeply entrenched in many places, especially in those countries where the dominant population believes that country to be democratic, which many do. It’s extremely difficult to show: anyone who is not in …

Apart and Together: Blurring the Distinction between Public and Private Spheres

Apart and Together: Blurring the Distinction between Public and Private Spheres
October 28 / 2020

“The personal is political” was one of the rallying cries of second-wave feminism in the US. As much as this slogan has been contested and put to different uses, it came to my mind as I sat down to write this piece (the 7th in my “Apart and Together” series …