Lisa Joshua Sonn
[OPINION] We need to talk about this
We need to talk more openly to our children about love, sex, intimacy, and most importantly, appropriate sexuality.
[OPINION] There is a new dawn for SA just outside our fear
Lisa Joshua Sonn says many South Africans are fearful of the future and creating it, so they look back and do what they know.
[OPINION] Just let children be
Lisa Joshua Sonn says that when parents live vicariously through their children, it disallows the child the opportunity to develop at their own pace and into their own self.
[OPINION] We all have a role to play in raising good adults
Lisa Joshua Sonn says we can’t all be leaders, but we can all be decent human beings, loved, cared for, prompted to the best we can be through the interest and contribution of the people around us.
[OPINION] The bitter pill we don't need to swallow in 2019
Lisa Joshua Sonn says that as South Africans continue to struggle for real freedom, we all need to lead by the example of listening to hear.
[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.