Attending the WP summit and getting to listen to the amazing speakers and women ,I realized I have been going all wrong ..
My support group and all my community bonding comes to nothing in these Covid times .
I am limited in mobility and how much I can go out ...I have working tirelessly checking up ,speaking ,attending webinars all over Johannesburg and globally too .
In reality ,I have actually contributed very little .When the girls and women are in danger ,Our support group has mobilized ..
But,in the complex I stay in ,Do I actually know every single woman and what she is going through ?
The one who smiles at me ,is she depressed ,financially or emotionally abused ?
Am I able to see her mental scars ?
We women are very clever on upholding our honor and our responsibilities,even at the cost of our lives ...
I am going to visit or invite every single neighbour next 16 days for just a cup of coffee or tea .I am taking the initiative to offer them a place to take a break and try to recognize what is really behind that smile ..
It doesn't matter if I am feeling broken too ,with all the responsibilities ..I am not going to stop looking for the signs ..
My way of kicking these 16 days of activism is not what I will be doing only next few days,but finding out what is needed to be done.
And I have all my WP sisters for advice ,when I donot have the right tools at my disposal ..