Giving voice to women is something dear and close to my heart. Empowering them is something I'd like to participate since we're so different yet so much alike. I've started on the documentary SPILLED WATER almost 4 years ago (formerly known as RISE OF THE PHOENIX) and am happy to say it's now completed.
During this period, I have contributed to this forum many times trying to come to grips on how to help usher in a paradigm shift of how we view ourselves as women. How we assess our self-worth? How we deal with cultural baggage and social circumstance that tie us down?
No easy answers. But from this forum, the voices and desires to break free are there. WORLDPULSE is an awesome platform to harness this positive energy to make changes for women all over the world. It is not enough for us to talk about the problems, we must offer up solutions as well. In my last entry here, I said "I am not SPILLED WATER" — a metaphor of being perceived as worthless for being female. It is the responsibility of mothers, daughters, wives, sisters, aunts, friends ... to redefine their worth and assert their rights. It is within our power to transform our worlds whether it's China or Congo.
My film is available for conference or seminar use, for more information, please visit http://spilledwaterdoc.com/ You can also see the trailer there. We'll stand in solidarity that "we're not SPILLED WATER."