I attribute my escape from domestic violence fifteen years ago to the support of women who shared similar experiences. Without them, I felt alone, isolated from the world, my family, and my friends. The embrace of those women gave me a safe place in which I could share things that I was terribly ashamed of. So when I discovered this project, I immediately gravitated toward it.
Using technology to connect women from all over world and empower us to speak in our own voices and hear unfiltered/uncensored stories from other women is truly revolutionary. I join you today, sisters of world, affirming the power of our collective voice, of my voice. For each of us who believe that we don't have a story to share, I echo the words of Martha Llano, each of us does have a story and it is worthy of sharing.
Let me and all of the other women here hold a sacred space for each other where we can comfortably and safely exercise our right to speak our own truth.
Peace. Namaste. Aman. Amniat Salam. Nirudho Paz. Shanti. Heiwa. Amaithi. Kapayapaan.
learning, gardening, music, photography, social justice for everyone, travel and meeting people from other parts of the world cynicism, perfectionism, body-image The only area in which I truly feel I am an expert is being human.
My Vision for the Future
I know some people think it sounds utopian but I really do envision a world in which social justice is a reality for everyone, a world in which love overcomes fear, and a world in which all beings live harmoniously.