Why do Black writers speak to me on a level like no others? Why is there a correlation for me in illiteracy and race? Why have I spent years using examples from Black history and culture to show difference in every way? Why we have to want difference to finally have history. What Zora Neale Hurston's writing means to me.
I've written various companion pieces in the last few weeks on Essays in Awareness on drnaoiseoreilly dot org
So the summer camps have been cancelled. Here is why I'm excited about this too. And here are some suggestions of what you can do instead!
Nailing open book exams. Why I am excited to get beyond regurgitating knowledge. Why this might be the change we need. Why are university exams so much better than school ones. The Experience Effect explained.
Why do we need friends - are they the same for everyone? What is social interaction for different personalities? Why is zoom sessions good for some? Does school provide the depth of connection we need?
I do companion writing for the topics on my dot org lookup drnaoiseoreilly
Why do we read? We are not all the same - we have different motivations. Find yourself in the descriptions and what you might enjoy and why.
The gap for Teens to the world has never been so apparent. What is the purpose of education? Are we all just going to sit in our bedrooms waiting for online classes to start and life to begin?
Another podcast on the differences and similarities with just one letter. The two personalities hat most add voice to the under-represented in the world.
What personalities make passive aggressive types? Why is it such a damaging trait - how to change their cycle? Understanding the behaviour. The differences between INFJs and INFPs
This is the follow on to the last podcast on domestic violence - the loss of roles - the effects. Why this is so important generationally. Why I struggled to record practical tips to help right now? What I have tried to create in the last episode and why it's not perfect. It feels outdated to have to go back to such defined roles to help. But I know it's the starting place for better communication and respect. Then we can move forward to more balanced relationships.
Why now are the ingredients for an increase in domestic violence and child abuse? How do we change the patterns? What are practical solutions to help everyone feel they have a role at home?
We need to get inside the mindset and change the dynamics and feelings for those involved. Not just judge from the sidelines. I believe that if you create more happy times that these will generate more going forward. Then the real conversations can start.