At the recent breakfast fundraiser for the Women’s Funding Alliance, each attendee had two 3×3 slips of paper sitting at his or her table setting. At the top read: My dream for women and girls is…
- That they feel safe,
- That they feel connected,
- That they feel challenged,
- That they feel as though they contribute,
- and that they have choices.
Mine is that the glass ceiling disappear and women get paid equal (as in be valued equal) to men.
[Word verification = sally…"Ride Sally Ride!"]
My dear friend, you know how much you dream is close to my heart, how much I wish that every girl, every woman would be and feel safe, live free of pain, free of fear, free to express herself and be fully understood, fully accepted for who she is, fully safe and fully happy. Thank you for sharing your dream.
No, not too much to ask at all.
Exactly what Carrie said.
This (we don't seek to cause harm to ourselves unless we've been taught that by others.) however, leapt from the page and lodged itself deep for me. Profound and healing to read. Thank you.
Deep. You raise so many important points, and after all the years of my life working in one way or another through many of them to make a safer, more equitable world for our girls, it is sadness I feel that yet another mom must write yet another article about these issues that seem never to go away.
Our world will be just only when our girls and their mothers, aunties and grandmothers are safe to be whoever they want to be, safe to speak their minds, and safe to walk wherever they want, whenever they want.
Thank you for using your talent, your words and your time and energy to build a safer world for our children, especially for our girl children.
I agree with you.
It's a shame that most Africa American men thinks that the women are just properties and not human being to be cherished and nutured…
It grieve my heart to hear about story like this where women are abuse.
We women need to stand up and fight for our rights