Melody Emmett

Columns
Melody Emmett

Trump, the Zondo Commission & malignant normality

The American psychiatrist, Robert Jay Lifton, coined the term “malignant normality” to refer to a degenerative social phenomenon in which large numbers of people view reality through the skewed lens of a political leader and even adopt his traits.

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Heartbeat
Melody Emmett

The lies we believe

By Melody Emmett

Philosophers and social analysts are questioning how the values we learn from the meritocratic system we live in contribute to anxiety and depression.

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Life
Melody Emmett

From femicide to glory: the work of Lebo Thoka*

Lebo Thoka’s art does not deny the horror and brutality experienced by victims of femicide. Rather she proclaims the inherent dignity of the women, that can never be taken away from them. A version of this article was first published by Sunday Times Lifestyle.

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Heartbeat
Melody Emmett

I want to know the human being, the beating heart

By Melody Emmett The 2020 Collective Trauma Summit  explored methods for working with unresolved trauma in individuals, communities, societies, continents.(https://collectivetraumasummit.com/)  “The effects of collective trauma

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