'A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction’. Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own (1922) This quote, now legendary, is also revolutionary. It asserts the need of a woman called to do work she loves (in this case writing fiction) for both resources and private space.Women’s circumstances have changed since Woolf was writing and some of us do theoretically have … [Read more...] about Time & Space of One’s Own
We talk a lot here at Jijaze about our Away Days and later this month we have one coming up where anyone can join us (if you want to jump straight to the info about that click here). Ahead of that, I wanted to give you an insight into what they are and why they feel so important to us. Our normal monthly Away Days are an invitation to take a day away from whatever normally keeps you … [Read more...] about Why you should consider taking a regular ‘Away Day’ (even if you are sure you don’t have time to)
FRIDA the young feminist fund are leading a great initiative tomorrow, Friday 1st September that we at Jijaze wholeheartedly support. FRIDA support and connects young women, girls, and trans* youth making change around the world. In their work, they have realised the real importance of self-care for activists and change makers and tomorrow they are hosting a collective self-care moment … [Read more...] about Selfcare Isn’t Selfish
Take your shoes off, sit down and make yourself comfortable. Switch off your phone (yep!), the notifications, the updates, the noise. I want to share some things with you To whisper these things in your ear Like the wind So they'll be with you Next time and every time you need to hear them First of all I want to honour your busyness, I want to honour all the ways in which you have been … [Read more...] about Dear Exhausted Woman, who wants to change the world. It’s OK to rest.
#1 Your capacity for resilience (meaning the extent to which you are filled up & supported) is a gift to others. A gift. You can’t be the change that you want to see unless you cultivate your own resilience through the habit of replenishing yourself and dedication to respecting your own needs as well as those of others. #2 Creating change isn’t something that, in the long term. we can just … [Read more...] about A Recipe for Radical Resilience