Bloggers for Social Justice: Promote Yourself, Your Blog Here

Do you blog, produce videos, podcasts, or other forms of media about issues related to social justice? If so, I’d like to hear from you.

 A recent conversation on twitter reminded me that there are so many other helpers out there who are making their thoughts and experiences accessible. Sometimes, while off in our own areas doing our own work, that we can forget this fact.

In an effort to connect with other helpers who blog, I’m opening up this space for you to promote yourself.

Whether you’re recently starting, or have been working at it for quite some time, whether you’re a friend to N.A.H. already, or someone who is only recently discovering this blog, share your links here.

In the comment section of this post, feel free to share these three things:

1. A brief statement on what your blog is about.

2. Provide the link to its main page.

3. Provide a link to one of your favorite blog posts so that anyone who may come across this post can learn from you.

Don’t have a blog? You can still participate

If you don’t blog yourself, just share the links of some of your favorite blogs about issues related to social justice.

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After you share your links here, feel free to pass this post on to others whom you feel might be interested in joining in. There are a lot of us out here doing great work. One of my hopes for creating this space is to create a bridge for us to connect with each other so that we can learn and grow. Thanks for sharing.

Ubuntu,

From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins, MSW

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I’m a Social Justice Educator and Aspiring Humanitarian who is interested in conflict resolution, improving intergroup relations, and building more equitable and inclusive communities.

“Notes from an Aspiring Humanitarian” is my blog, where I write about issues of diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice. By exploring social identities through written word, film & video, and other forms of media, I hope to continue to expand and enrich conversations about social issues that face our society, and to find ways to take social action while encouraging others to do so as well in their own ways.

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33 Responses

  1. Mavenjoy says:

    Thank you, Relando — for your important, valuable work and for supporting others in theirs.

    Sustainable-Live-Work-Play.com celebrates sustainable ways of living and doing business and the people and ideas making them happen. It’s dedicated to best practices and inspiring finds that grow individuals, communities and yes, even economies as we live, work and play.

    New & Noteworthy on Sustainable Live*Work*Play: A Farm Jobs Revival: http://www.sustainable-live-work-play.com/farm-jobs.html.

  2. Some of my favorites include the following:
    Southern Coalition for social justice (http://www.scsj.org)
    Social Work Helper (http://www.socialworkhelper.com/)
    Gradiant Lair (http://www.gradientlair.com/)

  3. Amanda says:

    Thank you, Relando :-)

    About my Blog:
    My blog is focused on examining adoption (particularly policy and societal perceptions of adoption), on contributing to the public adoption discourse, on highlighting the strengths of adoption community members, and on the shifting paradigm in adoption that recognizes that insight from adult adoptees makes adoption better.

    My Blog Link:
    http://www.declassifiedadoptee.com

    A Favorite Post:
    http://www.declassifiedadoptee.com/2013/07/the-life-long-re-processing-of-being.html

  4. Thank you for extending this opportunity to me, Relando!

    About Ramp Your Voice!
    Ramp Your Voice! is a self-advocacy & empowerment movement for people with disabilities in South Carolina and across the United States. Ramp Your Voice! is the brainchild movement of Vilissa Thompson, LMSW, a macro-minded social worker who is on a mission to educate and inform the public and political figures about the plight of people with disabilities, especially women of color with disabilities, in America.

    Ramp Your Voice! link:
    http://rampyourvoice.com/

    I love all of the articles on the blog, but this one evoke a lot of emotion from me when I wrote it. I have a tender spot for children, and writing this article was my way of raising awareness about this issue:
    “Finding Our Missing Children with Special Needs”
    http://rampyourvoice.com/2013/11/05/finding-missing-children-special-needs/

  5. Guy Farmer says:

    Thank you for the work you do Relando.

    Social Justice Poetry is a poetry blog featuring original poems about social justice. I like to think of it as a clarion call for equality, opportunity, peace, hope, and compassion for all human beings. Thoughtful poets are encouraged to submit their own social justice poems.

    The homepage is http://www.socialjusticepoetry.com.

    I’ve written a poem entitled Social Justice at http://www.socialjusticepoetry.com/1928/social-justice-a-poem-by-guy-farmer.

  6. Thank You Relando for this brilliant initiative. My blog is about helping people bring out the best in them so that in turn they will offer the best to the world for an excellent world for everybody. If the world is beset by problems it is, to a great extent, because of lack of social justice. If we help people to bring out the best in them they will be just to others and if we continue to do this we will end in some billions of years to come with an excellent world for everybody to enjoy. I have launched “Operation 1 billion People for An Excellent World” on my blog “Your Success Inspirer”. I am counting on people of goodwill like you for support to rally positive-minded people from around the world into a forum for the purpose called Excellent World International Organization. My site link is http://yoursuccessinspirer.com and more information on this project is available in the post “My vision for an excellent world”. Looking forward to hearing from you.

    • Thank you for adding your link to the list for others to explore. It’s important that we recognize the ways that our destinies are intertwined. Helping people to become their best, so that they in turn, will do the same for others is a great example of that.

  7. I recently discovered your blog and I am a new subscriber! It’s great to see social justice at the heart of your work, and I really like the content of this blog. I’m all about creating a quiet revolution in social work…determining issues of our professional identity in the context of today’s dynamic social changes.We have not met, but I already feel we are allies in this work. I wish you a wonderful and prosperous 2015, and I can’t wait for your next posts!

    • Thank you Sunya,

      I’m glad you found my blog, and I am very happy to know that you’ve subscribed! I found your blogs recently as well and I’m looking forward to reading your posts.

      Yes! Social Workers unite! You definitely have an ally in me in this work, and I in you.

      I wish you a fruitful 2015 as well :-)

  8. http://lucidwitness.com/ Daun Kauffman on urban education, on justice, mercy, and love . . . with a humble spirit as the goal. Magazine format with recent “education justice” posts arrayed in banner across top of page. Thank you.

  9. Joe Phillips says:

    I am JD Phillips MSW LCSW. I do political social work blogging. My site is firewalleconomics.com I have two things to promote, basic political literacy and Firewall Economics. FE is a progressive economic model that protects desperate human necessities from profiteering in exchange for a hands of on other markets. It is a compromise designed to attract even conservative support while making the social safety net stronger and even more efficient. My twitter is http://twitter.com/JazzDad55. My facebook is http://www.facebook.com/firewalleconomics
    I have a link to a free short book that I give away online. Blue Collar Firewall Economics-Political literacy For Democrats.
    http://firewalleconomics.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/FINAL-PDF.pdf

    I am learning social media as I go. Advice is welcome. Check out my sites. Thank you all for what you do. JDP

  10. London Bell says:

    Hello Relando,

    My name is London Bell and I am an international human rights law and policy advocate. I have a blog on my website and I blog about international human rights and social justice issues. I would love for you to take a look at my blog and recommend it to others if you find it interesting. I especially like to blog about United Nations days such as World Refugee Day, International Day of the Girl Child, and the UN Treaty Body Process.

    here is the link to my blog: http://www.londonjbell.com/blog

    and here is a link to one of my favorite blog posts – http://www.londonjbell.com/blog/the-united-states-the-world-stage-and-the-power-of-international-human-rights-treaties
    This post is about the UN Treaty Body System and the participation of the U.S. Last year, the U.S. appeared before the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in Geneva and I blogged about the general process and the results of this appearance.

    Thank you for all that you are doing in social justice. I read your blog regularly and I am learning alot about social justice, and writing. You have inspired me to continue writing as much as I can.

    Peace & Blessings,
    London

  11. Jodi says:

    Hi Relando! My blog with internationalsocialworker.com

    A lot of the posts are about cross-culture practice including cultural difference, special issues, professional growth, ethics. Some reflective posts and posts about resources, too. I felt like this post was pretty good and is representative of my work. It’s about how medical diagnoses (and terminal status) are discussed differently in different cultures. http://internationalsocialworker.com/culture_-talking_to_patients_and_families_about_cancer/

  12. Thanks for your offer! A friend and I are launching a couple of anti-war & pro-peace sites: http://neoconsurveillance.blogspot.co.uk/ and http://neoconsurveillancenetwork.blogspot.co.uk/ We are hoping to expose the rhetoric of militarism and war; and we are hoping to help us all find a path towards a new kind of foreign policy in the USA, UK, France and other countries where our governments have led us down a very dangerous path…

  13. You are awesome Relando! Thank you for this opportunity to get the word out about my blog!

    http://www.YoSocialYo.com is the lighter side of social services. It’s a resource for all social service professionals and soon-to-be professionals (aka students) who are looking to grow, laugh, discover, share…and even find a new job, as we have a job board launching March 28th, 2016.

    I’m also about to embark on a campaign around SE Asia (Vietnam, Laos, Thailand and Cambodia), raising awareness and money for social service organizations in other parts of the world. You can follow my adventure and support this project just by clicking and sharing with your friends (as we literally get a donation for each click :-).

    One of my favorite post is on talking politics with clients, as elections are a hot topic right now! Check it out at: http://www.yosocialyo.com/#!ElectionFever…Talking-about-Politics-with-Clients-Polls-About-it-Are-in/rfxag/56c9f5000cf24743244c36dd

    Thank you again and hope to hear from all of you folks out there soon! Sara Dietrich

  14. natecrowell says:

    Hey Relando:
    Thanks for connecting all these great resources. I look forward to reading more from you.
    My website: http://www.socialworkersuccess.com
    Purpose: To review and sharing the habits, skills, and tools that social workers use to be more productive and effective in their personal and professional lives.
    Three Most Popular Articles on SWS:
    http://socialworkersuccess.com/5-must-see-ted-talks-social-worker-watch/

    http://socialworkersuccess.com/goal-smarts/

    http://socialworkersuccess.com/self-care-skill/

    Happy Social Work Month!

  15. Hi Relando.

    I just discovered this amazing site not even five minutes ago. I can’t wait to dig in.

    Sadly, I did not discover my purpose in life until the age of 53. I was blessed to grow up in a home with parents who chose not to bring hatred and fear into our lives. I have spent 53 years thinking that being kind and caring to everyone was enough. I now know that is not the case.
    My site is: http://paininzeeback.com.

    My original plan was to write about what life is like being disabled. That is no longer the case. I am trying to form an organization to brink black and white people together in order to fight for justice and equality for the black community. My deepest desire is bring about change in the school system so that every child receives the best education possible.

    I have absolutely no clue what I am doing. I am desperate for help and guidance. I will not give up.
    My favorite blog will explain more in detail what I am trying to accomplish. It is my latest blog and it is called, “Bertha’s Legacy, Jamie’s Future”. I would love any feedback or advice that anyone is willing to give.

    Thank you again for providing this incredible site.

    Leah Wright

    • Thank you Leah for sharing your link, and your story through your comment! I am also very happy to hear that you’ve recently discovered my blog. There’s plenty of content to keep you busy here, so I hope you come back often. I’m looking forward to browsing your site as well.

  16. Thank you for having an option to promote our own blogs! I’m new to the blogging world but am very excited! My blog will follow my personal life as I learn and grow in my Social Work career, Social Justice pursuits, and I’m going to throw in my second passion (Social Work is #1), Jiu Jitsu! Please check it out. I’ve only made one post so far, but there are plenty planned in the future.
    https://thegentleartblog.wordpress.comhttps://thegentleartblog.wordpress.com/2016/12/14/i-talk-to-kids-about-lots-of-different-things/

  17. cinnamonb says:

    Thank you so much for inviting us to do this. My blog is about issues of social justice, civil liberties, human rights (inclusive of all human rights!), peace, and other related issues.

    The link: https://observergal.blogspot.com

    One of my favorite posts is: https://observergal.blogspot.com/2016/08/turn-back.html

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