“What’s in a Name?” – Nina Munday (née To), Chief Executive, Fife Centre for Equalities

Recently I have been feeling uncomfortable with my surname.  I love my husband and I am happy to share his name.  However, professionally, I feel it isn’t right that I associate my success with a name that I wasn’t born with, i.e. not my own family name. It is well documented that people with ‘foreign’ … Continue reading “What’s in a Name?” – Nina Munday (née To), Chief Executive, Fife Centre for Equalities

Social Change through Collective Action by Damian Hoggan-Radu

We all like to listen to stories, versions of the same story, or different types of stories, but what’s important is that the narrative of a story has a powerful effect on us as people. We also like to tell stories, especially about things that happened to us. In fact, this is how we communicate on a daily basis, when we catch up with friends and family, we exchange stories. And the narrative of an event becomes even more important when we experience a negative incident. In narrating that incident, we allow others to empathize with us, but the narration also allows us to better process the facts and the emotional implications.