Queen Victoria in a bathtub. Image credit to BBC.
Health Professions Education, Higher Education Commentary, Occupational Therapy, Social Justice Commentary

Repairing Occupational Therapy Classrooms (Part 1)

This blog post has been sitting in my drafts folder for some time now, since ‘decolonisation’ became a “new” buzzword for the occupational therapy profession via The 2018 WFOT (World Federation of Occupational Therapy) Congress in Africa which catapulted the concept into the spotlight, causing murmurs of controversy in the international occupational therapy community. The long delay from idea to…

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Toni Morrison Owning Privilege and Using it to Help Others Teoh Jou Yin
Occupational Therapy, Social Justice Commentary

Privilege is not a Bad Word and “Checking Your Privilege” is not a Bad Thing

I’ve encountered a fair number of people who get incredibly defensive when the word “privileged” is used to describe them. I think a lot of it boils down to misunderstanding of the word, or perhaps they lack awareness of how they are situated in the world relative to everybody else around them. I have also encountered people who perceive the term…

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