Lisa Joshua Sonn
[OPINION] Social justice worrier
Lisa Joshua Sonn’s greatest drive is that people realise that human connection is the only way to solve so many problems.
[OPINION] Women and power
Lisa Joshua Sonn says it is possible to be powerful without force, without loudness, without blame, without contestation.
[OPINION] #365 days of activism #metoo #dontlookaway
Lisa Joshua Sonn says the silent men dropping their eyes or laughing into their beer bottles are complicit with their silence.
[OPINION] Things are not bad enough in South Africa
Lisa Joshua Sonn asks who wants things to get so bad in South Africa that we need a coup.
[OPINION] Uncomfortable conversations will free us
Lisa Joshua Sonn says we can all look at how we can be the change that can transform our circles of influence through inconvenient, uncomfortable conversations.
[OPINION] What if the problem is not the problem?
Lisa Joshua Sonn supports the idea of active citizenry, saying there is wisdom in crowds.
[OPINION] Parenting needs more than a hit-and-miss approach
Lisa Joshua Sonn says we have to teach our children that there are consequences for bad behaviour.
[OPINION] Children come through us and to us
Lisa Joshua Sonn says choosing to adopt a child to love and nurture as your own must be one of the biggest commitments one can make.
[OPINION] It’s not who you are, it’s how you are
Lisa Joshua Sonn says irrespective of how fancy, famous, infamous, good or bad your family is, none of the credit or blame is due to you.
[OPINION] Being pregnant is not a choice, having a baby is
Lisa Joshua Sonn says more needs to be done in South Africa to accommodate women starting or expanding their families.
[OPINION] Répondez s'il vous plait
Lisa Joshua Sonn says people need to learn to be better at responding to invitations.
[OPINION] Education and liberation
Lisa Joshua Sonn believes that education is a route out of a predictable future.
[OPINION] Do not domesticate girls
Lisa Joshua Sonn says all children should be domesticated as they are human beings who must co-exist in the world.
[OPINION] The madness of matric balls
Lisa Joshua Sonn says nowadays matric balls feel like a big production where the focus is everywhere except on the final gathering as scholars.
[OPINION] Mixed safety signals that may or may not work
Lisa Joshua Sonn says there’s a case to be made for learning self-defence and showing up confident and safe in an uncertain and unsafe environment.
[OPINION] Car privileges & road etiquette
Lisa Joshua Sonn says people with cars need to check their privilege.
[OPINION] Family circles are endless, not seamless
Lisa Joshua Sonn ponders the life cycle of family relationships and how parenting plays a role in that cycle.
[OPINION] A family separated by time zones
Lisa Joshua Sonn speaks about families impacted by the limitations of apartheid and that were obliged to leave SA.