Welcome to the third issue of SHIFT magazine!
If you’re reading SHIFT, chances are you realize all is not well with the world, and are hungry for change. Our ever-evolving world is a place of pain and beauty, of desperation and hope, and of inspiration and tragedy. Striking a balance is never easy, and to do so requires a shift in attitude, in direction, and in the conversations our society holds.
Thank you for taking part in the much-needed shift in public discourse, and for making time for the conversations that matter.
Issue #3 of SHIFT sets out to explore people-power, the ‘power of one’ that each of us possesses to make a difference, to deposit a drop in the bucket of change, no matter how insignificant each drop alone may seem. An exploration of our strengths and weaknesses, our assets and flaws, and our strides despite our setbacks, this issue is an honest celebration of ‘the power of we’. Of course, not all is plain-sailing in the change-makers’ world, so in this issue we devote a little space to the need for social support, time and space for reflection, and the pitfalls of committing oneself entirely to a cause.
Change-makers from diverse disciplines and backgrounds collaborate over SHIFT, delivering fresh food for thought to assist the shift in our conversations, our ideas, and our actions.
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We hope that you will find SHIFT an inspiring and empowering read, and that you will find information worth sharing. Take care, and have a good read!
Love and solidarity,
The SHIFT team