This week’s show on Stay in the Loop with Lucy heads round the world to the UK for a fireside chat with Dragana Brown, a passionate, world affairs and lifestyle commentator with the Huffington Post and someone whose writing always talks about responsibility and accountability for the world we have. In this interview we talk about honesty in politics, in life and its effect on our anxiety levels and health. Dragana questions if we are really ready for truth or if we prefer the less challenging party line. After the news grabbing headline, do we wait around for the unpicking and fact checking or have we moved on with that headline firmly planted in our memories... as fact?!
In this episode I have interviews about how men can be a major part of the change in attitudes about women and domestic violence, as well as the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Womens Shelter, the Soroptomists, and a number of other participants from the 2016 Hornsby Walk the Talk. Also highlighted this week is an interview with Zohara Mendes who spoke about the work she is doing raising awareness for her generation about domestic violence. the wealth of experience and wisdom in our community is evident in these interviews. This is about people who care, sharing how and why they care and being prepared to step outside their comfort to encourage others to do the same.
We can be the change we want to see in the world. Listen out for the interview with Zohara Mendes who I suspect you will hear about in the future. She is a passionate yet unimposing speaker and here talks to me about her work around Domestic Violence.
This week's show is the first of a two-parter. The Hornsby “Walk the Talk” Community Walk hosted by Soroptomists International was full of people wanting to take part in White Ribbon Day as well as supporting the start of 16 days of activism against Gender Violence Campaign. The call is to raise awareness - we are asked to ‘Orange the World!’
Three members of the Stress Less Future Problem Solving team from Mount St Benedict Emily, Nicole and Jess were in the studio with me today - hot on the heals of their win in the USA.
And it is the start of Children Week 2016 this week and the theme is 'Children have the right to reliable information from the media.' I discuss with Nadia Kudiarskyj the ways the media influences and how we can be the influencers.
Be the change you want to see in the world!
This weekends show brought the local to international, then back to the local.
Elizabeth King graduated yesterday - a double degree Arts/Law with honours! In amongst all of that Elizabeth has a passion for human rights and social justice. She has pursued that passion by working with various NGOs and businesses across the human rights and environmental sustainability sector. She has recently returned from a three month internship in the Office of the Co-Prosecutors at the United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials in Cambodia.
In this episode we covered the Boyer Lecture 2016 at the ABC with Professor Sir Michael Marmot, marriage plebiscites and other perhaps more financially sound alternatives as well as the inconsistencies of the lock out laws and who they apply to. It was jam packed and that was before my interview with Tamer Morris from Normanhurst Uniting Church who is directing their production of The Importance of Being Earnest. Check it out - all proceeds go to The Dish, a support service feeding the homeless in our local area.
Today's show was a vital look at the abuse uncovered in the 4 Corners Australia's Shame episode which aired this week on the ABC
Guests include Sally Neighbour, the executive Producer for 4 Corners, Jean Gamble who works as a psychotherapist in private practice, Dean Quirke currently working with individuals coming from disadvantaged backgrounds about anger and behaviour on primary prevention programs in schools
I am so honoured to have hosted this conversation with 2 very experienced workers in the domestic abuse field - Senior Constable Malcolm Baker and Peter Foster.
I hope you develop an understanding of abuse and our responsibility to all be part of the solution.
Todays' show was a revisit to an earlier show I did with Mount St Benedict students Future Problem Solving Team talking about the language used around Asylum Seekers and Refugees. Since seeing them they have been interviewed by UN Youth, they have presented their projected at the Beecroft Forum Dinner where they met Matt Tinkler CEO of Save the Children and Ben Doherty from the Guardian. They have so much to share and this interview gives a snapshot of their infectious passion. How do they keep their passion and do they have a self care routine to support themselves to maintain their dedication to advocacy?
Lucy Dahill is the presenter of Stay in the Loop with Lucy, she has a passion for offering people the platform to share their voice. Young, old or somewhere in between we all have wisdom to share if we trust our hearts over our heads.