The Vulnerable Humanitarian Book Circle

New Book Circle series starting Thursday 16th February 9am UTC and Monday 20th February 5pm UTC. Pick the day/time that is most convenient and join us online every 3 weeks. Register here

The issues I raise in my book The Vulnerable Humanitarian are hard and confronting and, if you are committed to radical culture change in the humanitarian and human rights sphere, will require deep reflection and soul-searching.

That is why I have created The Vulnerable Humanitarian Book Circle, to give you an opportunity to dive into the book’s content in a space of connection and understanding.

With me, the author, and with others from the sector.


Why a Circle?

This is not just a book club. It is a listening and sharing space where both truth-telling and silence are welcome, and where we build community and creative ideas through collective reflection and learning.

I like to think of it as us gathering around the fire to tell our stories and share our hopes, fears, sorrows and joys as we read the book together and find what resonates.

"As someone just starting a career within the Humanitarian sector, discussing and reflecting on positionality and wellbeing with such depth as during the book circle, has greatly contributed to my own safeguarding strategies. It also permitted an honest and safe reflection space to analyze past situations. I’d wholeheartedly recommend the circle and look forward to following Gemma’s continued work within this space."
Maurice, Book Circle participant

The Book Circle is a community of practice where you will have the opportunity to explore some of the main topics in The Vulnerable Humanitarian in a space dedicated to regenerative culture.

And of course, you get to ask me any questions as you read!

We meet online every three weeks to discuss a chapter in my book (7 sessions in total).

I offer the book circle at a sliding scale fee, which will cover all 7 sessions.

Low income: USD60

Middle Income: USD120

High Income: USD180

The next book circle will be in February 2023 – get in touch to find out more!