Messiah Motives: the madness of the mzungu voluntourist

Knowing that I have been travelling in South East Asia over the last three years and am currently in East Africa, an ex-colleague from Jersey, Channel Islands, was in touch recently to ask for my recommendations for a young person she knew who was looking for a gap-year volunteering opportunity. Good intentions were behind all …

Surfs like a girl

Hello International Women's Day, 2015! Today I'm thinking of sea sisters across the globe who are making waves promoting gender equality through surfing. Tonight, Dr Easkey Britton*, co-founder of Waves of Freedom is celebrating surfing's International Women's day in partnership with The Inspire Initiative by staging an event in Southern California to promote the work already underway and discuss …