Lisa Joshua Sonn
[OPINION] Gender-based violence: ‘We are the difference that can be made’
Lisa Joshua Sonn says the cycle of abuse can only be broken by ordinary people who speak up and cause a disruption or intervention.
[OPINION] In praise of a 'Face break'
Lisa Joshua Sonn says the deactivation of her Facebook account was the most powerful action she has taken in 2018.
[OPINION] There is no greener grass
Lisa Joshua Sonn says she’s a South African wherever she is and can’t imagine emigrating and taking on a new nationality without feeling despair and loss.
[OPINION] Stereotyping holds us back
Lisa Joshua Sonn says we have to build a new foundation of trust in the people we recruit to work at our homes.
[OPINION] Anti-racism is exhausting work that must be done
Lisa Joshua Sonn says being colour blind, promoting an unreal atmosphere of equality and ‘let’s just move on’ is not working.
[OPINION] The language bridge
Lisa Joshua Sonn says the language we speak is insignificant as we reach for the connections that unite us as human beings.
[OPINION] How about abstinence?
Lisa Joshua Sonn says parents should give their children access to more relevant and appropriate information about love and sex.
[OPINION] Silence is a killer
Lisa Joshua Sonn says in our beloved crying country, 3 to 4 women are murdered by their intimate partners every day.
[OPINION] Men, raise your sons and your voices
Lisa Joshua Sonn says father must teach their sons how to use their words and not their fists.
[OPINION] On educating girls
Lisa Joshua Sonn says we need to focus on raising girls who are not from positions of access, but who can provide leadership and add value to their places of study, work and our country.
[OPINION] Lessons we must learn ahead of day zero
Lisa Joshua Sonn says the water state of emergency transcends race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, social status and economies.
[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.