Posts Tagged ‘shame’

Shame and self acceptance

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Recently a friend, who I admire very much, posted that she is letting a streak of her glorious hair go gray. It’s not that she’s against dye, or anything like that, but that she is undertaking to accept where she is now. Then she asked the question, ‘how are you practicing self acceptance?’ It was Read more

Samoa’s NCC says abandoning babies not part of culture

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

The Chairman of Samoa’s National Council of Churches, (NCC) Deacon Le’aupepe Kasiano, has challenged suggestions that abandoning babies is part of the Samoan culture. The suggestion has been made following the incident in Australia where a Samoan woman has been charged for abandoning her baby in a drain. She is the 30 year old daughter Read more

Compensation for survivors of Magdalene laundries

Friday, June 28th, 2013

The Irish government has unveiled a package of financial compensation, plus health and welfare support, for former residents of the Magdalene laundries. Compensation totalling $NZ58 to 98 million will be paid to the estimated 770 survivors of more than 10,000 women who lived in the dozen facilities from the 1920s to 1996. Justice Minister Alan Read more