Celebrating the girls and woman who evolve, who begin as quietly obedient and become warriors of change.
Celebrating the boys and men who evolve, who begin in positions of power and privilege and become advocates for social justice and gender equity.
Celebrating all in transition from one gender to another or to many.
Celebrating patriarchy’s end and its simplified binary of man-woman.
Celebrating the new ways of governance replacing this archaic dominator model.
Celebrating full access to full services.
Celebrating our voices raised in support of healing.
Celebrating Post Traumatic Growth the world over.
Celebrating our shared experiences as Earthlings.
As headlines insist on the inevitability of a war that may pull the entire world into a pattern of destruction we – Earth and all Her Inhabitants – may not be able to survive, we know there are people who have faced the worst and found solutions by working together toward a common goal. Rather than watch videos of interviews with individuals who thrive on conflict and want to humiliate one another, we can learn from people who support the health and well-being of all. After hearing the rhetoric that suggests war is not only inevitable but the only way to solve conflict, in my search for the antidote to this belief I discovered an obituary of Dr. Paul Farmer. Through his obituary, I found Bending the Arc, a documentary that explores the birth of Partnerships in Health, a global outreach NGO improving healthcare and lives everywhere. Continue reading Bending the Arc Towards Justice and Peace: Our Common Purpose