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The Sapling - Complex heroes

The Sapling - Complex heroes

It was a great honour to be invited to share my views on the complexity of real-life heroes on The Sapling website.

‘When we recount tales based on actual events, good and evil are not always clear cut and heroes are first and foremost people – with all their fallibility and flaws. In real life, personal growth does not always follow a definable path. Perhaps it does not happen at all. Sometimes when pushed to the brink, real heroes can present the worst versions of themselves. Does this mean we should avoid sharing their stories? Or worse, offer our children a safer, sanitised version of events?’

Check out the full article here:

https://www.thesapling.co.nz/single-post/2019/05/27/The-Reckoning-Redefining-hero-worship

Shackleton's Endurance

Shackleton's Endurance

Auckland Readers and Writers Festival 2019

Auckland Readers and Writers Festival 2019