Hope comes from Feminist Solidarity

Sharon Bhagwan Rolls
Posted January 12, 2020 from Fiji

​Friendships 

affirm the lessons 

we have learnt along the way We have time to laugh out loud Creating new memories Recalling when we held each Close Drying tears As we share bubbles of joy Our voice amplifies 

Coalitions of determination As we ride the waves Uplifting collective understanding 

Valuing what each brings Our work together 

Brings a shift from reaction As we sit Bravely together At a redesigned table Willing to listen, to hear Reaching down to the root causes Even if it uncomfortable 

Because it is time for solutions. Our Solidarity in action

Reaps Informed and peaceful Transformation of structures And systems 

Releasing the bonds of injustice My hope for the new year 

As we stand together

Across the Generations

Is happiness, joy, peace and love for you May all you sow 

Yield a bountiful harvest of fulfilment and success

This story was submitted in response to Moments of Hope.

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Anita Shrestha
Jan 12
Jan 12

Thank you for sharing

Hello, Sharon,

There is hope for us as we join hands and hearts on World Pulse! Thank you for sharing this with us!

Jill Langhus
Jan 13
Jan 13

Hi Sharon,

How are you doing? I agree. Thanks for sharing your powerful piece.

Hope you're doing well and having a great week!

Beth Lacey
Jan 14
Jan 14

Yes, we need to stand together.

Lisbeth
Jan 14
Jan 14

Thanks dear I like your values.
1. Friendship
2. Determination and
3. Solidarity.
These stood out for me. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs

lizzymark
Jan 15
Jan 15

We always achieve more when we work together and our strength is greater too,a tree does not make a forest,but many trees can sure make a forest. Thank you sis

Tamarack Verrall
Jan 15
Jan 15

Dear Sharon,
It makes my heart sing to see the word feminist in your title, as this is a word that signifies our unapologetic bonding together to specifically end violence against women and girls. A word that has been so slurred that it takes strength, dedication and acknowledgement of what is happening and what needs to change. All which you embrace with this powerful New Year's message.
Arms linked dear sister,
Tam

Sharon Bhagwan Rolls

Thank you !

maeann
Jan 18
Jan 18

Oh wow, thank you for sharing Sharon :)

ARREY- ECHI
Jan 22
Jan 22

"Sitting together on tables redefined, because it is time for solutions, our solidarity in action".

I so love these words. Thank you so much dear Sharon for this. Let's keep on amplifying the voices.
In solidarity

Sharon Bhagwan Rolls

Thank you!