Hey guys, hope you are well!
Just to quickly let you know that I am alive and still here. Because of the sheer amount of University work I have at the moment, I am taking a back step to the Campaign until June. I feel bad for this, but I want to complete and round off 4 years of stress, panic, fun, education and something where all the odds were stacked against me! University has really been a character-building experience, and it’s something I will never forget!
My dissertation (final year big study) is based on the topic of how to be an effective social activist which – in simpler terms – is how to campaign and make it work. So as you can imagine, I’m really thinking about the campaign and the future on how to take it forward… And would welcome any suggestions if you have any! Drop me a line if you do.
Meanwhile, I am still around if you have any questions and I will reply however output from me will be limited until after May. I hope you understand my supporters and just to let you know – I really do appreciate all the support you give to #HugosEarthquake!
Take care and see you soon,
Becoming an activist isn’t as easy as it looks, and anyone who has watched ‘Made in Dagenham‘ will know what I’m talking about. I did it on my own after watching this film in a lecture at Uni, back in November!
I originally started this blog writing about many things from LGBT young people to being a first generation student to issues around gender equality. Youth homelessness wasn’t the main aspect of it, but after the very positive (in the whole) attention this topic bought inside the media and amongst friends – I decided to run with it a lot more. That is how #HugosEarthquake as you know it today, started back in November 2015 and developed since.
My Independent Study (IS) provisional title is ‘Exploring the journey on how to become an effective social activist’ and will look at how this blog, social media, your support, my action and literature informs my activism and wanting to make a social change. For my IS, I have to write reflective journals about the way I came to be an activist and how successful/effective I am…
And this is where you come in… How effective do you think I have been, and what do you think I need to do to change my activism/approach for the better? Please be completely honest as it will only help me do a better job.
My main goal is to get people thinking more about homelessness, it’s causes and effects and what can be done to challenge this huge issue that sits all around us… How do you think I can do this? Please comment below, and you can remain entirely anonymous, but I might use your comments in my Study. Nothing will identify you if you don’t want that though.
You can make an account on WordPress for free to comment on this blog post, you can Tweet me, Facebook me, email me or tell me in person. However you feel comfortable – just know that whatever you say will genuinely help my campaign.
Thank you in advance!