On the line
I recently came across a job description that asked for examples of 'projects that you've done in your own time'. Given this was from an industry-leading consultancy anchored in the social good, I immediately felt unable to meet this criterion... I spend most of my day focused on work and most of my time outside of work thinking about work.
What could I possibly do, participate in, or advocate for, that would impress?
For some, they organise rallies to bring light to injustices or fundraise for their cause or charity, but for someone like me, perhaps it's enough that I put my body on the line to teach women that it's okay to defend themselves, not be afraid, and feel empowered.
I teach Krav Maga for when civility is disrespected and liberties are discarded – for once you're safe and the assailant is disabled, then is the time for talk. And for whatever it's worth, that's my contribution to the greater good.