Finding our own power – Part 2 (Permission and Power)

From the very beginnings of my community development and activism roots, from the early days of A Way Out, to the setting up of I Love Stockton me, I’ve found, the next question you get asked when wanting to do something in your community, after “who are you and what is your identity?” is usually “Who’s permission or who’s authority do you have to do … Continue reading Finding our own power – Part 2 (Permission and Power)

Finding Our Own Power (Part One)

Over the next few weeks, I am going to be sharing some of what I have learned over the last 10 months as I have explored life after A Way Out. One of the things I have been learning about is power. Power and powerlessness is often overlooked yet is a significant contributor to the poverty that people in Teesside experience. It is something that … Continue reading Finding Our Own Power (Part One)