Homeless

Invisibility, a power you really don’t want

As a child, did you ever wish for the power of invisibility? This week I had the opportunity to experience it, not as a power, but as a consequence of participating in The Big Issue’s fourth annual International Vendor Week…. Read More ›

2015 CEO Sleepout

Another year has passed since the 2014 CEO Sleepout, yet sadly, more and more women are seeking refuge from family violence, having to sleep rough with their children because they have not been able to secure alternate accommodation. Sadly, more and… Read More ›

The restlessness of silence

If you listen for it closely enough, you’ll hear the moment when Melbourne’s heartbeat stops. It happens at around 1am – the familiar snarl of cars, trams, busy footpaths and ambient noise disappears. It’s then I think about what it… Read More ›

Have a pebble in your shoe?

Successful Community Leadership starts with and is sustained by having a pebble in your shoe. A cause, an issue, an injustice or an event, which causes you to be confronted, experiencing a range of uncomfortable emotions to such an extent… Read More ›

CEO Sleepout 2013

CEO Sleepout 2013 For my third consecutive year I’ll be sleeping rough this winter at the 2013 Vinnies CEO Sleepout! There are more than 100,000 Australians who find themselves homeless each night of the year. Just under half of these are… Read More ›

CEO Sleepout 2012

CEO Sleepout 2012 There are more than 100,000 Australians who sleep rough each night of the year. Just under half of these are women; a quarter of these are under the age of 18. On Thursday 21 June 2012 the annual CEO Sleepout will take… Read More ›

Sleeping Rough for the Homeless of Australia

As I approached Gate 6 at Etihad I knew I was in the right place, a soup van out front and a stream of people emerging from the dark night, sleeping bags on shoulders and all looking curious. We proceeded… Read More ›

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