The change making work I do takes many forms, including…
I founded Jijaze as an online haven to support women change makers around the world to take care of themselves, connect with others and learn new skills so we can make more of an impact. The building of this community is currently a central focus for me.
The Change Making Women podcast is a podcast for women making a difference in the world – my co-host, Ziada Abeid and I explore a whole range of issues affecting us as change makers. This project is also a current focus.
I am also a founder of the Red Tent Directory, helping women across the world connect in monthly circles for mutual support.
As a development practitioner working with INGOs and funders I’ve worked with a range of issues over the years, mainly focused on Women, Mental Health & Disability and mostly in East and Southern Africa. I’m also now a Shadow Work Coach and a facilitator of Action Learning both powerful ways to help us re-think our lives and our work.
To find out more about working with me as a Shadow Work Coaching Click Here.
I now offer Action Learning mostly through Jijaze. However if you are interested in hiring me to run an Action Learning Set in your organisation do feel free to get in touch with me directly firstname.lastname@example.org.
I trained as an anthropologist and began a lifelong fascination with the way our words and stories shape our lives. I share my own story through the writing on this site and my own sharing on social media and with my friend Beverley Glick created The Story Party, a regular storytelling soirée in Central London.
I’m a Nia Teacher & I love teaching other people how to move in their body’s own unique way. When we balance practices which use our heads, like writing, with practices like Nia, a sensory-based movement practice, every element of our lives is enriched. To find out more and join me for a workshop, take a look at Dance With Me.
If you’d like to stay in touch and get all the latest updates on my work as it develops, join the Jijaze community – I’d love to connect with you. You can also email me directly email@example.com.
To get in touch or find out about a Shadow Work session, contact me here.
Having spent much of the past 15 years’ living and working in East and Southern Africa, I currently live in London. I was born in Berkshire and grew up in South Oxfordshire. My family roots can be traced through Lancashire and North East London to Ireland and Mexico City and no doubt beyond. Migration is a part of all of our histories and I honour and respect its part in mine. Because of this and my deep commitment to a diverse and equal world I choose to embrace the mixedness in myself and others.
Finally I am in the process of changing my last name from Mhina to Clements. Mhina, a name from North Eastern Tanzania, belonged to my ex-husband and, almost six years after our divorce, it doesn’t seem right anymore to hang on to it, particularly now that I am married again to a Mr Clements! Rest assured that, in every other way, I’m still the woman you knew as Mary Ann Mhina and for the time being at least this will remain my online home.