Episode 177: Staying Healthy in a Sick Society
Nick is joined by Ruth, a psychologist, activist and host of the Creating Space Project podcast. We discuss some listener feedback on staying healthy in a sick society, avoiding being a “shooting star” as an activist, Ruth’s environmental activism with Save Ashfield Park – against the West Connex highway development, activism as a privilege and mental health as a political issue.
Presented at an exhibition at the Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Camperdown in June-July 2017. A showcase of salvaged heritage items from homes destroyed by WestCONnex; in tandem with films, photographs, placards and costumes that creatively challenged the displacement caused to communities across Sydney by the spreading network of tollways.
"Chasing Misery is an anthology of essays collecting different experiences, perspectives and voices of women involved in humanitarian work and it’s now available for purchase!
While there are no good statistics on how many women are currently doing aid work there are some amazing, strong, talented, vulnerable, sophisticated, and intelligent women who have some fascinating stories to tell. Not the stories you get on CNN, or BBC, or Al Jazeera – where you are only given a minute’s glimpse into some of the most difficult places on earth – but rather complex stories with a very human face and whole lot of heart.
This book is a platform for those stories.
This book will not answer all the question or debates about humanitarian aid work – in fact, it might start a few more – but it will provide a deeper insight into the complex world of humanitarian responses through the eyes of those who are on the front lines. We’re have a very human book – some of the essays are funny, some of the essays are heart-breaking. Cause that’s how life is. "
Check it out here.