Lisa Joshua Sonn
[OPINION] Yes, black teachers are real. Are you?
Lisa Joshua Sonn asks why our children don't have access to more black teachers than white teachers in a country where people say they are committed to transformation and redressing inequalities of the past.
[OPINION] If not you, then who?
Lisa Joshua Sonn says if we all participated in good-old-fashioned neighbourliness, we could change the world, one life at a time.
[OPINION] Trauma - you are not what happened to you
Lisa Joshua Sonn says until you work on healing and being in recovery from trauma, it will not leave your thoughts, your actions and reactions in the world.
[OPINION] When the teacher is the bully
Lisa Joshua Sonn says that teachers have a vital role in the lives of the children they teach but have absolutely no right to engage in personal attacks or insults against the young children they are meant to teach the right things to.
[OPINION] Fathers and daughters
My memory without filter was that my father was involved, connected to and unconditional in his love and support of us as young girls and secure young women.
[OPINION] How should we celebrate Women’s Day?
Lisa Joshua Sonn says we must be conscious of how we speak to the women in our lives, be aware of our thoughts and judgements of each other.
[OPINION] We need to hear each other
Lisa Joshua Sonn says racism is making its nasty self comfortable as we battle it out on social media instead of face to face and ear to ear.
[OPINION] How I met Madiba
Lisa Joshua Sonn shares her memories of meeting Nelson Mandela and his impact on her life.
[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.