Social Issues

Biel #MeToo Tragedy II: Steps to Healing

In my previous Blog post, I raised questions and concerns about individual and community reactions to the case of a prominent Biel Businessman and father charged and convicted of inappropriate sexual contact with an intern he was supervising. When we, as a community, allow ourselves to have conversations non-judging and non-blaming conversations about such difficult […]

Biel #Metoo Tragedy I: Questions and Concerns

Recently news about a well-known business man in Biel, accused and convicted of having had repeated inappropriate sexual contact with one of the interns under his supervision, shocked the Biel community. Unfortunately, it is not the first, nor the last such case, and raises several issues which I think are important to address for ourselves […]

Boundaries – Too Close or Too Far?

In the Women’s Group, we continue exploring boundaries. Everyone can benefit from looking at their boundaries… some of us could say “yes” more and let people closer, while others of us could benefit from saying “no” more and take more space for ourselves. Looking at our boundaries requires us to consider who we are and […]

Women’s Group Starting! 27 June

I am so excited that the women’s group will be starting! I have seen and experienced the power of women together and want to create more space for it in English here in Switzerland. 

Accountability in Preventing Sexual Violence

As I stated in a previous post, most women have experienced sexism and inappropriate sexual behavior. I am no exception. Reflecting back on one such situation in my past reminded me of how we, as individuals and as a system, can take steps to prevent the slide from disrespect to sexual violence.

Preventing sexual violence

As I watch and read recent news reports, I find myself angered and saddened by the dialogue around sexual violence towards women. I see recent events leading to more polarization and increasing the permissive culture that distracts us from where the real change can and needs to occur.