We Need To Talk About Leadership

We need to talk about leadership… First Published in BELLACALEDONIA on SEPTEMBER 4, 2014 • ( 47 ) We need to talk about leadership… by Laura Eaton Lewis There’s rich debate taking place right now in Scotland that has revolutionised people’s participation in politics and the governance of our society.  People who until now have not been admitted access to mainstream political processes…

This world wasn’t made for YOU, so what can you do about it?

I have two infant children. I’m what the marketeers like to describe as the yummy mummy. My god that phrase makes me sick. I might have a womb, but I’m a serious person with shit to do in the world, a person who makes shit happen. But that’s not how this world sees me, this…

Drift, an Artlink commission, by Laura Cameron-Lewis and Juliana Capes

DRIFT A performance by Juliana Capes and Laura Eaton Lewis for Opening Lines   Combining description, history and storytelling in response to locations across Edinburgh, creating events for sighted and non sighted audiences. LISTEN HERE   Drift weaves together stories from generations of women with connections to Portobello Prom across their lives. It was created…

Independence in the Arts – a blueprint for a prosperous future

Independence in the Arts – a blueprint for a thriving future Scotland’s position as a leading international festival destination, and producer of some of the finest literature, music, performance, and new media practice, requires a world-leading strategy to capitalise on this potential.  We need to create pathways which enable the exchange of ideas, provoke critical…

I Am Everyday Sexism (Part One) #iameverydaysexism

#IAMEVERYDAYSEXISM  –  Part One I have a confession to make – I am a misogynist.  I am also a feminist. I have from childhood, internalised the values that tell me that everything men are and do is important and everything women do is fluff.   It took me a long time to realise that I…

A thought provoking blog about why ‘sustainability’ can be harmful

By deepgreenrestistancenewyork When we frame the sustainability debate around the premise that individual lifestyle choices are the solution, then the enemy becomes other individuals who make different lifestyle choices, and those who don’t have the privilege of choice.  Meanwhile the true enemy — the oppressive structures of civilization — are free to continue their destructive…