Last Saturday I facilitated a session on Personal Activism at Positively UK conference for people living with HIV. My partner in crime in the session, co-facilitating, was Tom Hayes, the rising star of the HIV blogosphere behind the UK Positive Lad blog and tweeter feed, as well as editor of the new online magazine Beyondpositive.
On our session we first looked at sources of inspiration. What inspires us, and why. And especially what happens when we are inspired. Very often people who inspire us fire up our personal activism.
Our sources of inspiration came from a wide range of people: from the famous and important, universally renown such as Nelson Mandela, Aung Saan Su Kyi to the young and brave as the Afghan school girl Malala Yousafzai who was shot in the head by the Taliban for speaking up in favour of girls education.
For some of us…
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