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Blog (old stuff at medium.com/tdha)

I've blogged on various platforms over the years as a way to express my thoughts on things important to me, though undoubtedly irrelevant in the greater social discourse. For me, this is my Theseus' ball of thread, a token of memory made permanent so that I may look back and judge my intellectual growth – and any audience is just an artefact of chance. 

I did spend some time on Medium but as its focus on long-format has sharpened, it no longer suits my snippet-like musings. But if you're interested...

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. 

 

Ton Ha