R U OK?
It's the second week of Septemer, which means R U OK Day is coming up. Founded in 2009 by Gavin Larkin, R U OK Day was intended to raise awareness of mental health and suicide prevention. It came to national attention in 2011, and inspires somewhat mixed feelings in the general populace. On R U OK Day, people are encouraged to reach out and strengthen personal relationships by asking a simple question: R U OK?
Originally written on Medium in June 2018... There has been a lot of talk about the #MeToo Movement. Some, including Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Catherine Deneuve and Vladimir Putin, have decried it as a 'Witch hunt', a 'Conspiracy' or - ironically - 'insulting to women' on the basis that it treats them like children incapable of setting boundries.
In Defence of Vocal+
I joined Vocal+ for the Doomsday Diary challenge. Like many, I was disappointed when I didn't win. Like many, I have also been disappointed in subsequent challenges. Like many, there have been times that I probably could have been nicer, or at least less bitter, about those stories who did place over my own.