I'm an older (Dear God, when did THAT happen?) American woman who's trying to find her footing in a world increasingly crumbled beneath me. Values and tenets that I hold dear are being swept away and I see and hear things I can barely wrap my head around. In particular (if I have to choose), the plight of women and girls around the world sickens me. We are half the population of this world and, yet, we are treated abominably by a huge number of the other half and, sadly, even by our own. Education, health care, opportunity, etc., all failing. So I've decided to try to find ways, even simple ones, to be heard and to become active in promoting my voice in this world. I have granddaughters whom I fear for and I want their lives to be different than what I see as their futures.