Kit talks to Hina Robinson (she/her) over a hot mug of Whittard’s ‘Dream Time’ tea, chatting about ballet, the Essex countryside, population control, amongst other things.
**A content warning: this episode contains a brief discussion about infant loss and miscarriage. If you are impacted by this, then please reach out. You can some links to support services below**
Hina is Secondary geography teacher with various responsibilities. She is a mum to 2 girls plus two angels, passionate about geography and getting everyone to listen and act on how it can change the world! Soon to be on the board of the UK’s Geographical Association, also a chair of a primary school governing body. Organised in all aspects of life apart from at home. Always need more sleep. Love trying new crafts and reading when I have time.
Some links to things mentioned in the chat:
- Saffron Trail http://www.essexwalks.com/walks/saffron_trail.html
- Slow Ways https://beta.slowways.org/
- China’s population policy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One-child_policy
- Twitter thread re: stories of experiences in China https://twitter.com/MrsHumanities/status/890856092447715328
- Save The Children ‘One Second A Day’ (via the Washington Post) https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2014/03/06/save-the-children-second-a-day-ad-is-shocking-until-you-see-a-real-syrian-child-refugee/
Expand your Geography community by connecting with Hina via Twitter at @RobboGeog
Some support services for those who have been impacted by child bereavement:
- The Lullaby Trust (https://www.lullabytrust.org.uk/bereavement-support/)
- Miscarriage Association (https://www.miscarriageassociation.org.uk/how-we-help/)
- Sands (https://www.sands.org.uk/)
Chat recorded on 1st June 2021.
==About Coffee & Geography==
The aim of ‘Coffee & Geography’ is to get to know, explore and celebrate the diverse & intersectional range of people and their love for the world. We’ll have fun exploring all the myriad of ways that connects your life to geography. Wait – you don’t think you’re a ‘geographer’? Well, that’s ok! If you have a love and passion for the world then you probably are more than you know.
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