Inspired by the book, "Half the Sky", I am moved to be a voice for women everywhere.
Through education, a shift in cultures and attitudes, and the opening of hearts and minds, we can stop gender discrimination.
Gender discrimination is tied to:
With 3.7 billion women on this planet, we will not be stopped. Let the world feel our strength.
Hear my passionate plea by viewing the video below.
Music by Artificial Memory, "Soleil (Remaster)": https://soundcloud.com/artificialmemory
Feel free to download this resource I created to help get you started on how you can support women globally.
Sending much love and kindness,
Let's help each other out...
After a recent interview with the Boston Center for Refugee Health & Human Rights for my human rights class, I learned that this wonderful organization is in desperate need of the following:
Individual Wrapped Snacks For The Waiting Room (Energy Bars, Peanut Butter Crackers, Etc.)
If you have the opportunity to donate please do so or if you live in the Metrowest area I will be doing a collection and bringing it into Boston. You can message me directly if you would like to drop off donations directly to my home.
The Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Right's mission is to provide holistic health care coordinated with social services and legal aid for asylum seekers, refugees, survivors of torture, and their families.
They also train professionals to serve this population, conduct research to understand and implement best-practices, and promote health and human rights, locally and globally, to improve the quality of life for survivors of torture and their communities.
Being brave to stand out...
Sometimes life has a way of knocking out all of our creativity and passion. We are forced to fit within perfect little boxes. Why? It's easier this way. Like little ants that follow in line, the mechanics of society are able to operate most effectively this way.
But what is life without color? Without interpretation or expression, what is the point?
When I go for a run I'm often running down the road or through a park. I like running because of the way it makes me feel but I also hate running. But what I do love is dancing! After my dad died, I made the decision that I would be brave and be myself. I opened myself up to feeling vulnerable. Now when I run, I also dance. And not just snap my fingers and sway, but really all out dance. I twirl, I shimmy, I close my eyes and put my arms in the air and dance. Yes, at times I feel embarrassed. Those that pass me by are often confused as to what I'm doing but they always have a smile on their face. I am trying to show them that they too can have the courage to do their "dance." They can live the life that brings them joy.
I think you may like this sweet short film. Let's bring the color back into this world.