My Story

My name is Josie Young, I am a writer, an activist and a lover of food, stories and stormy ocean skies. Previously a community project manager, I am a full time mother to a very sweet boy and a free lance writer and editor.

I was taught that we each have an obligation to use what we have to serve others. Everyone is unique and has their own gifts which can change the world. I believe that we are borrowing the world from our children, and we are charged with the responsibility of ensuring we leave it better than we found it. As a mother I want to make sure that everything I do – the words I write, the food I cook, the causes I support – make the future brighter not only for my son, but for your sons and daughters also. I know that one day, in the future, my son Mandela will look at the world and ask me, “Mama, how could people have stood by and done nothing in the face of such injustices?”

This keeps me motivated to serve, to listen, to learn and to write. I believe that we can create change, even if it is only one word at a time.

I hold a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Public Policy (2007), a Masters of International and Community Development (2009) and a Masters of Humanitarian Assistance (2017).

When I’m not spending time with my chasing Mandela or scribbling away, I love finding peace in nature, reading and discovering new and exciting foods.

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