We need to stop apologising.

These things come with practice. It’s an imperfect and extended process, and the more we practice, the better we become.

The Misadventures of Mama Pineapple

The other day, I was attending another SEED workshop. This time, the focus was on disability and social class (we’d already delved deep into race, gender and sexuality), and I wassuper-keen, as always, to get into the discussion. I felt I had plenty to say on this particular subject, and plenty I hoped to learn from others as well.

Unfortunately, the projection equipment in the training room was faulty. It had been crackling horribly during the previous workshop when we were watching a video, and one of the facilitators had brought her laptop out of the room and given me headphones so I could watch it separately from the rest of the group and avoid the painful noise. But this time, despite reassurances from the managers of the venue that the fault had been fixed, the speakers werecrackling violently and excrutiatingly even when there was no audio being played

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