Here in Aotearoa, we are a nation stunned. And in mourning. And sad. Angry, At a loss with how to respond to the news of a mass shooting in our own little country.
Late last night a friend messaged me, asking how people like us are supposed to deal with this news, and how can we help. The ‘like us’ I think she means is the kind people, the ones who celebrate diversity. The ones who want to raise their children immersed in love and safety. Parent ‘me’ came to mind instantly, but as the questions swirl, the me involved in ECE pops up too. In that immediate moment, I wondered if there is anything at all we can actually do. Over this morning’s coffee I realised there is. What can people like us do?