Justice calls

Justice is seen when people behave in ways that are fair, equal and balanced for everyone.

It is an easy concept to discuss and remonstrate about – particularly as the disenfranchised or speaking up for the underdog: our children, the elderly, the poor, the powerless, people with disabilities or those doing it tough in our community.

We can feel inspired or required to call out for justice. To almost anyone who will listen: politicians, neighbours, corporate leaders and the socially powerful. We want them to do something.

But as we look outward for solutions, it is easy to ignore the fact that justice is an everyday judgement. An everyday judgement and everyday action by ordinary people. Just like you and me. For justice demands that I act justly. That there is a personal alignment in the ways I speak to and about others, in shopping  for a bargain, how I access and pay for services.

For justice does not only sit in the hands of those with public and corporate power. She stands before me and asks me to practice what I preach. Her voice may only be a whisper but her impact echoes across the world.

About Kelley

Kelley is a speaker, author, overseas aid worker and perpetual student. She is passionate about women and gender issues, both in the local and international context, which underpins her enthusiasm for kinwomen and its contribution to women ‘living their finest life’. In 2014 Kelley completed a Masters in International and Community Development before establishing The Foxglove Project. Foxglove is a registered charity focused on supporting international development projects that are sustainable and driven by indigenous leadership. Kelley’s paid work requires her to travel extensively to evaluate and support projects supported by Australian funds. This experience and networking enables Foxglove to partner with outstanding overseas agencies delivering real opportunities for the poor and vulnerable to lead independent self-determined lives. Kelley combines these passions with a love of family and faith. Across more than 30 years of marriage, Kelley and her husband have worked through many of the challenges of building a relationship while raising three sons. Their boys have now finished high school changing the dynamics of family life and relationships. One of her great joys is sharing parenting lessons and learning from good and bad (sometimes disastrous) experiences. She uses humour and common sense to talk about the everyday challenges facing parents in today’s context.