#FreelanceFriday: And the word of 2018 is toxic

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“The Oxford Word of the Year is a word or expression that is judged to reflect the ethos, mood, or preoccupations of the passing year”. This year that word is TOXIC.

“Toxic” has many strings – toxic waste, toxic poisoning and the like. And events around these issues have facilitated the word’s rise to the top of the most-used pile.

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Raising responsible, tech-savvy teenagers

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Generation Z is a demographic group that comes after Millennials. One of the defining characteristics of this group is that youngsters from Gen Z have grown up with mobile communications. Among this generation, the most common form of communication is texting or social media interaction. This week I’m talking about teenagers and social media.

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#FreelanceFriday: Dear freelancer. I see you, I salute you

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#FreelanceFriday: Dear freelancer. I see you, I salute you Rates and fair pay are hands down the most talked about issue amongst independent consultants. It became evident to me when, as chair of a freelancing organisation, the questions that we fielded most often was around our rates survey and report….

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#FreelanceFriday: ruminating on my choices

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#FreelanceFriday: ruminating on my choices We make choices every day of our lives. And they begin the minute we open our eyes to the world we have been born into. Making a choice is a simple act. It’s something we don’t often think about – it happens as easily as…

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Misogyny in the workplace is alive and well

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Last week I wrote a blog about my friend Anxiety and how we met. I’ve pinpointed an incident that took place almost a decade ago as the root cause of my trauma. And while I have dealt as best I can with that incident, Anxiety and I remain good friends….

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#FreelanceFriday: Let’s talk about anxiety

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#FreelanceFriday: Let’s talk about anxiety A few years ago I was held up in my home. I was in the shower, getting ready to fetch my kids from school and head off to work. I’d spent a productive morning writing an article after interviewing a South African woman author. I was…

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Transparency is trending: take a bow Fashion Revolution

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Transparency is trending: take a bow Fashion Revolution Often out of devastation blooms hope and new purpose. Sometimes devastation is the impetus for global action. And global action is sometimes the only way to honour the thousands of victims of a tragedy. On April 24, 2013, the Rana Plaza building…

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Fashion Revolution Week: a month to go!

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Fashion Revolution Week: a month to go! It’s less than a month to go to Fashion Revolution Week, which takes place on April 23-29. This year marks the 5th year since the Rana Plaza factory collapse. This single event shook the fashion world and set off a chain of events…

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