GroundSwell in the Media
Nov 3, 2016
Good weekend / SMH: Last rites: how the Western world has lost its 'death literacy'
Many Australians are in denial about dying. Blame decades of outsourcing the entire end-of-life business, say the experts now working to wind back our fears.
Writer: Jackie Dent
Sept 17, 2016
Australian Ethical - JEssie williams featured
We live in an era with a record-high number of simultaneous female world leaders. If we can get to a critical mass of women in decision-making roles, we’ll have an enormous impact on the ability to solve some of the world’s biggest issues.
Women all over the world have a powerful voice, and it’s not just the occasional women politicians. Many women around the globe are actively participating in peacemaking, peacebuilding, post-conflict processes, climate change mitigation, disaster risk reduction planning and recovery, and working tirelessly to find solutions to a whole range of global issues.
Just take a look at these inspiring, changemaking Australian women who are fighting to make a difference in the world.
Feb 25th, 2016
Jessie Williams wants to live in a world where everybody is learning, privileged people work for equality, and dragon boat racing is the united nations sport of choice.
She is Executive Director of the Groundswell Project, a leading social enterprise known for using innovative arts and health programs to create social and cultural change about death and dying. As a learning entrepreneur, she’s facilitated for over 20 years for The School for Social Entrepreneurs, The Centre for Community Welfare Training, the Hunger Project and the Create Foundation. In all of her spare time, she runs learning sessions on grief, ethics and coaching.
Aug 10, 2016
According to the latest Australian Seniors Insurance Agency's Circle of Life study, an online survey of 1000 over-50s carried out by CoreData, only about 13 per cent of respondents have prepared for their own funeral.
Writer: Bina Brown
Aug 2, 2015
Why talking about death is good for you
If the subject of death is having a bit of a revival, it’s partly thanks to Kerrie Noonan, the Australian behind Dying to Know Day, held annually on August 8. She’s on a mission to get people talking about death, to make plans, make their wishes known, and be better prepared to help loved ones through their own dying. “It’s no longer true to say death is a taboo subject,” she told me. “People do want to talk about it.”
Adele Horin: Why talking about death is good for you
Slow Living Magazine Summer Edition 2015/16 - 'A Good Death'
The Sydney Morning Herald: 'Everything you ever wanted to know about death but were too afraid to ask'