Hi! I hope everyone’s having a good turning of the seasons ❤ You may have heard: the blog at norasamaran.com has grown into a book accepted by my favourite indie publisher. In addition to hard copy of the most popular blog posts, the book will include never-before seen content, including a new introduction and exciting […]Read more "Help make a book about Nurturance Culture!"
“Feminism taught me the difference between a conviction in the head and a change in the way you live.” –Stuart Hall, speaking of things he learned from Catherine Barrett From 1996 to 2005 I worked at a summer camp in Western Massachusetts teaching kids conflict resolution skills. In a beautiful mountain setting, we worked to […]Read more "Hold Together: We Need Conflict Skills Now More Than Ever"
HI everyone! This post is a transcript of a talk organized by SFU’s Institute for the Humanities Friday Oct 13. Since the invitation to do the talk grew out of the Nurturance Culture blog, I decided to write it the same way I would write any other piece. I posted the in-process work here, and it grew […]Read more "On Nurturance and Vulnerability in Academic Life"
This page is a list of resources to help those around survivors of gendered / raced harm begin or continue learning about good ways to respond. As anyone who has begun the process of supporting survivors will no doubt have perceived, distinct bystander patterns emerge. These same patterns are described in all of these resources, dating […]Read more "How To Not Reinjure Survivors: a Resource List"
We need to get comfortable with simultaneous speech. I want to begin this post with two excerpts that can give a bit of context for this discussion. The first comes out of work on mindfulness practices used in some kinds of organizing cultures and will mostly be relevant for those contexts, and the second comes […]Read more "The challenges of ‘Ground Rules’"