I'm on my lunch break, in my car, with my laptop. I didn't have time to have a cup of coffee this morning, let alone a virtual date, so here I am.
Today I wish I was in DC on the bridge , celebrating International Women's Day, showing my solidarity with other women the world over. And the annual CARE conference? I've wanted to go every year. Hopefully next year I will not have used up all of my sick time before this time, so I can take a few days off and educate myself on how to better stand up for women, while in the presence of inspirational, passionate women who are making a difference in the lives of women and girls. I am so passionate about helping women and girls out of poverty as a way to help entire communities out of poverty. We are powerful.
I may have even posted this video on my blog a different time, but it's ok. It's that good. Statistics say that when women are given resources, they are more likely to use it for good, to further their lives and their children's lives. It's so important to get the resources to these women, as it will branch out to their children and their community. Not to mention, "Women perform 66 percent of the world’s work, produce 50 percent of the food, but earn 10 percent of the income and own 1 percent of the property."
Yes, friends, this would be what we talk about over coffee. I realize that some people would rather keep to their bubble, but it's not my style. I talk about mothering and life and work, but that will never be all I talk about.
Will you join me in lifting up women, whether it be in your thoughts/prayers, your conscious consumerism, or your voice?