Handing over the Baton

Handing over the Baton

Thank you for the journey with me the past year and allowing me to share my story as a Champion and graduate. I am handing over the baton for Champions to share their stories. “The day I became a...

Post homelessness – working on my Achilles’ heel

I felt my voice had been muted when I was admitted to a psychiatric ward during the level five COVID lockdown, as government restrictions did not allow for visitors. My poetry was born in these...

The birthday celebration has started

The birthday celebration has started

Our birthday celebration has started.Over the next few weeks we will share 25 #Thisisworking videos from our graduates. Today I am sharing my video with you. When I reflect on my journey out of...

The soul’s oasis

The soul’s oasis

Nothing refreshes the fatigued soul like a hot shower or bath. I discovered that a hot shower is a luxury when I had no electricity in my apartment for some time. I fought battles nobody knew about,...

Broken mirror mosaic

Broken mirror mosaic

Meeting Evelyn (not her real name) at the night shelter was like looking at a mosaic made from the broken mirrors of my childhood. When Evelyn’s second husband lost his job they fell into the...

The prosperity of Isaiah 58… Healing is painful

The prosperity of Isaiah 58… Healing is painful

I learned that healing is painful when I was 24 years old and received a letter from mum’s rapist saying he was my father. It took me two months to reply to that letter, knowing I was conceived...

The prosperity of Isaiah 58

The prosperity of Isaiah 58

I’m still working through anger, hurt and trauma from my season of homelessness but believe I can guide the church in how to respond, when people have fallen on hard times. Shortly before I became...

The importance of rest

The importance of rest

*Hi, I'm Cathy. I'm a U-turn Phase 3 Work-readiness graduate. My passion is communication and I'm part of the U-turn communication team. Every week I will be writing a blog post sharing my personal...