You Must Understand the World: Geopolitical Reads

This post originally appeared at Book Riot. 

Maps are vital for the comprehension of the human world. Not in the sense that we need to know where north and south are, but in the lessons that lie beyond the tangible image. When explorers travelled the world to chart new territories, they contributed to a wider understanding of the planet, its cultures, its places and its phenomena. Maps made the world bigger.

Today, maps make the world smaller. Major social and economic issues are born of the initial decisions to make marks on a map and assign ownership to superpowers. The policies of the Trump Administration and the rise of the far right are unsurprising to anyone who has seen and comprehended what the world looked like in the 1930s.

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Young Pavees: Their Mental Health Needs

Pavee Point Traveller and Roma Centre recently published a report I worked on while I was working for the organisation. As Communciations Officer, I worked with the Youth Work Coordinator and young Travellers to establish the research, carry out workshops with young Travellers nationally, and produce the final report with findings.

Young Pavees: Their Mental Health Needs