'Inside Job' is built on your capability to work on the way you think, act and behave. Your beliefs about who you are determine your behaviour. The way we think, our attitude and mindset toward ourselves is an ’inside job’. Discovering your own identity and purpose is paramount to achieving extraordinary shifts in the way you live, develop and advance.
Guest post by Kate A rainy night in Belfast. Cold and wet with a wind whipping round the corners of the barren streets where women used to stand. How things have
I try to take the Jonathan Richman approach of always writing the truth of whatever I’m feeling or observing at the time... My songs are usually about love, heartache or trying to understand the way I or other people around me act. It’s kind of a diary way of writing, so there is a lot of whinging in there too, as you would expect in any diary!
From The English Collective of Prostitutes Pushing prostitution further underground will not abolish it nor help sex workers. It will endanger sex workers’ lives and
We need anti-discrimination laws (as recommended by the Obama administration in 2010) to protect us from discrimination in accessing housing, employment, child custody, public services, financial instruments, health care, and education. This is not an abstract concept. If you don’t want people to be prostitutes, or even if you just want people to be able to leave the sex industry, making it impossible for sex workers and sex trafficking victims to get other jobs or rent a home is the opposite of effective...
I had the opportunity to have a short story, which is included in this collection, published as an e-book about eighteen months ago, but as it was only ten thousand words, the publisher suggested I do another short as a bonus. The bonus story that I wrote was called This Is How You Disappear...
Sex trafficking has been used as a in a moral crusade to end prostitution. Justice Minister David Ford does not believe criminalising the purchase of sex will reduce trafficking. He believes criminalising the purchase of sex will endanger sex workers. Research conducted by Queen’s University found 61% of the sex workers they surveyed in Northern Ireland believed criminalising clients would make sex workers less safe, and 85% did not believe that it would reduce trafficking. Indeed, UNAIDS has found that criminal laws related to sex work increase danger for sex workers.
It’s October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The world is pink. We race for the cure. We stand up to cancer. We support our loved ones battling or surviving the disease, but there is one population we never mention: women with breast cancer behind bars.
Originally posted on Research Project Korea: Interview with sex workers’ rights activist Laura Lee at Stormont Parliamentary Buildings, Belfast. © 2014 Matt Lemon
Guest post by Becky Owens Bullard When I came to the human trafficking field from working on domestic and sexual violence, I was shocked by a lot of things. It was
I wanted my music to be minimalist, deep and universal. I also hope it to be revelatory and inspirational. It is my way of quietly digging up the proverbial dirt to show its golden side (or silver lining), like the alchemist I think an artist is.
Can you tell me about your short film Love and the Small Print? Adam Lawrence: Love and the Small Print is the story of three couples that face the challenges (the not so
Because of the documentary Black Tar Heroin: The Dark End of the Street, I felt as if people had all sorts of ideas of who I was without asking me. I like to write my own narrative. I have been branching out lately and doing more journalistic pieces. This is a new genre for me. Very exciting stuff.