Lou Mycroft
@LoubyM / Trailblazer member


Female, Wath upon Dearne, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom, birthday 20th March
Joined November 2016

I'm an independent thinker, writer, public speaker, coach and facilitator, working with Thinking Environment processes to get individuals, groups and organisations thinking critically for themselves.  Formerly a public health and community worker, for the last ten years I've worked as a teacher educator, developing a pedagogy of social purpose education which has traction in any setting.  

I'm part of Campfire because of its potential to do exciting, rhizomatic work, outside hierarchies which do nothing but shore up the status quo.  I'm interested in getting beyond the pain of identity politics and finding common ground to do affirmative work.  

I think my best skill is building community - face to face for sure and also across social media :-) 

I'm a single parent from a working-class community, I've been a public servant virtually all my working life and with my son settled now at University it's time for me to think differently about my life.

You can find me on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter (@loumycroft).  My website is www.loumycroft.org and email loumycroft@loumycroft.org


Key Skills





An amazing 'community of praxis' of colleagues, students, graduates, critical friends sharing a vision of education which serves people, not profit.

The posthuman philosophy of Rosi Braidotti, roots in Spinoza's affirmative ethics.

(Probably above all) bell hooks, who shouts for me, not at me.

Campaigns which try to reach beyond standpoints of pain, rooted in identity.  Affirmative politics.





Please search Louise Mycroft on linkedin.com 

Thank you :-) 


Kate Edgley and commented or likes
05 November 2017, 21:13
Lou Mycroft
30 September 2017, 15:01
My final Sparks - for now - celebrates Campfire's tipping point...this is a movement now.
Marva Jackson Lord and likes
20 July 2017, 13:03
Lou Mycroft
20 July 2017, 11:23
This week's Sparks...what's happening on Campfire
Marva Jackson Lord and likes
20 July 2017, 13:03
Lou Mycroft
14 July 2017, 17:12
An introduction to the FAB (Folded Arms Brigade) approach to digital resilience, which I'm in the process of distilling into a genuinely useful service.
Mia Manners and commented or likes
05 July 2017, 13:00
Lou Mycroft
3 July 2017, 14:26
Possibly the last beta-Sparks before Campfire Convention is launched. Thanks to everyone who has contributed during the beta phase #trailblazersrock
Lou Mycroft
25 June 2017, 15:55
As we move towards a full launch of Campfire Convention, here are the Campfire Sparks from a week of processing big events and a collective wrapping of heads around shifts and slips in UK politics.
Marva Jackson Lord and commented or likes
20 July 2017, 13:03
Lou Mycroft - Update
3 years 10 months ago
Kate Edgley commented
20 June 2017, 22:27
Lou Mycroft
19 June 2017, 05:32
What do I mean when I offer you a Thinking session? A brief summary of the Thinking Partnership.