Celia Lashlie

Celia said she wanted to bring about societal change through working with women, and particularly to improve the lives being led by women at the heart of at risk families. Celia Lashlie Projects is determined to support those who work and live to make positive change for women and families.

Celia Lashlie (1953-2015) was a humanitarian, social justice advocate, prison warden, social researcher and author. Celia was passionate about improving the lives of vulnerable families and her contribution to public debate on how to achieve this is a huge loss, but Celia’s legacy lives on.

Celia Lashlie projects is supported by a small voluntary group of Celia’s family and friends (Celia’s Army), who are working to create resources from the huge body of Celia’s written and recorded material in order to inspire and support those people working to create change for families, mothers, children and young people in this country.

Projects to watch out for include:
-The 10th Anniversary Edition of Celia’s best-selling book He’ll Be Ok – Growing Gorgeous Boys Into Good Men
-The NZ Portrait Gallery commission of a portrait of Celia Lashlie
-A Celia Lashlie Seminar at Victoria University, to be held in February 2016 (date TBC) organised and supported by Kim Workman and the Stout Centre
-A documentary about Celia’s work based on her final interview with Amanda Millar two days before her death. This documentary is a long-term project intended for cinematic and international release.
-An interactive website providing access to Celia’s stories and advice – for people needing support and for those who are working to make change in our communities.

All of this valuable work is being funded through donations made to the the Celia Lashlie Projects Givealittle Page,

Even after her passing, Celia’s mission to make a positive difference to the lives of families in need, continues..