As a designer working predominantly with small business owners, I meet a lot of people who’ve never worked one-on-one with a designer before, usually because they’ve also never launched their own business before, let alone one with a website attached to it. …
How fortunate are those able to move through so many spaces with such ease.
How fortunate one must be to, without a second thought, silence the cries and the pleas and the anger from those stranded on the other side.
How fortunate they must feel, to be able to shut…
Listen, child. Listen.
Listen, child, to the sound of my voice. Not to the noise that surrounds you.
Listen, child, to my words that are spoken. Not to the ones that are heard.
Listen, softly, with everything you have, to the ones who push you forward. Not to the ones who hold you back.
When you’re weary, listen to the words that give you strength. When you’re afraid, listen to the words that build your courage. When you’re uncertain, listen to the words that reassure you.
Amidst the commotion the world over, there is still tranquility to be found. There is still someplace that welcomes you, warms you and keeps you whole. At times, painfully distant. Other times, only a whisper away. But first, child, you must listen.
People. We need to talk.
We need to talk about sex.
We need to talk about gender.
We need to talk about rights.
We need to talk about religion.
We need to talk about health.
We need to talk about history.
We need to talk about each other.
And we need to talk about talking.
We need to talk sensibly and respectfully and confidently about so many things and it’s high time we quit hiding behind our comfortable conventions and manufactured, idealised notions of normality and get down to brass tacks.
And there’s no better time than the present. So… Are you ready?
I’ve been struggling with something for a while now and I never could quite figure out how to articulate it. But I’m tired of not saying anything about it, which is funny, given that it involves speaking up and reaching out to others to say, “Hey. I get it. …
Sticking to the beaten path is easy. When the road you venture down has largely been rid of obstacles, bends and forks, there is so little to lead you astray.
You know where you’ve been and you know where you’re going, because so many before you have gone the same…