Diversity New Zealand Limited and Philip Patston

Leading new conversations about diversity, complexity and change — online and offline

RainbowYOUTH turns 25

Unfortunately I was unable unable to attend tonight’s 25th reunion of RainbowYOUTH, “a charitable organisation providing support, information, advocacy and education for queer and trans* young people (aged between 13 and 28), their friends and Whānau, and those who work with queer and trans* youth.” Having had the honour of being their patron for the last few years I asked for a few words to be read on my behalf.

19 November 2014

Soul work

When we stop wishing to harm each other through shame and blame. When we realise that, as someone said yesterday, diversity is life and life is diversity. When we realise there’s nothing to fear and everything to love.

That’s when change will happen. That’s everybody’s soul work.

8 May 2014

Polarity in accessibility

Polarity, which often causes paradox, is a very real phenomenon in our physical world. It’s tricky and often uncomfortable and present consistently, even though it often goes unnoticed.

8 February 2014

What effect is our fear of missing out having on tolerance, acceptance and generosity?

In the last 20 years, has something broken in society? Given NZ’s relatively small population, if we’re so sick of queuing that we make it an offence to push in, … Continue reading

26 October 2013

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