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Where are all the suicide bombers and the oppressed women?

Where are all the suicide bombers and the oppressed women?

A slight sense of unease accompanied me to my recent teaching experience at a Muslim school in a large city in Australia. I’m not sure why. I had initially felt privileged when the school invited me to talk to staff and students about youth mental health and I don’t usually have any biases or prejudices, […]

Those Bloody Refugees

Those Bloody Refugees

I work on a mental health crisis team in a major city and have the privilege of being able to go out and assess people who are in crisis, right where they are. It is much more effective than the usual practice, which would have them waiting for assessment in an overcrowded, loud, chaotic Emergency […]