My Valentines Day Wish for Zimbabwe

Juliet General

Dear Zimbabwe government:  Please have heart this Valentine’s Day and set minimum wages that show you care for your people. ZWD 160 per month (about US$6) is heartbreaking. It can’t feed a single person let alone a family. The UN absolute poverty line is living on US$2 per day per person – at least US$62 per month. ZWD 160 per …

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Wake up! It’s not about making billions!

Juliet General

Dear Davos Delegate, You think you can do it all by yourself, because you have resources, influence and power. Don’t be fooled – you need help. You are mucking it all up, you know. It’s not about making billions any more. Billions of dollars are just worthless bits of paper or collections of 1s and 0s floating around in the …

Day 1 of the Search for Superheroes

Juliet General

Hello!… Is it you I’m looking for? Are you a leader who has made your mark and are ready to make a difference? To step up and build your legacy for change in the world, be that righting a wrong, saving the environment, ending global poverty, supporting arts or music or supporting a cause that’s close to your heart? If …

Neo, where are you?!!

Juliet General

I am on a quest to assemble a legion of superhero leaders who have made their mark and are ready to make a difference. Is that you? And Neo who? Think Keanu Reeves. And also Malala, Think Angela Merkel. Think Richard Branson. Think Oprah. And Melinda Gates. And you. It’s time to hear the call! There is something in the …

Keep hope alive

Juliet General

⚡️The lull in the storm. ⚡️ You pick yourself up, dazed and bruised, after the storm. You feel bedraggled, drenched to the skin, shaken and sad after all that you’ve been through. You’ve made it so far, but you can see the threatening stormclouds regrouping for the next assault. You check that you still have all your limbs and your family. …

Remember who you are

Juliet General

I woke up this morning with these words burning inside of me: Remember who you are. In a world that’s apparently gone insane. In a world that’s filled with fear and anger and injustice and oppression. Do not get sucked in. Do not get pulled off course. Yes, you are angry – you have every right to be. Yes, you …

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Connect women to the internet to end poverty

Juliet General, women empowerment

How much do you take internet access for granted? If your internet was suddenly disconnected for a period of over a week, would you start to feel anxious and uncomfortable. Feel you were missing out on things? Maybe even start to lose your sense of humour? Would you feel your rights were being violated if someone turned off free internet …