Thursday, February 5, 2015

#Womanslives Matter

I always want to look back at my blog and be able to tell that it mattered. Something I wrote mattered to one of you. I want to look back and see that somehow one of my posts touched someone. Today's post is going to be one of those posts. On Tuesday I opened up my inbox to see an e-mail from She Knows Media (BlogHer). The e-mail read:

I’m writing to invite you to participate in a media partnership with She Knows Media and Public Radio International on a groundbreaking journalism project launching tomorrow, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, called Across Women’s Lives.

 
I was beyond proud and excited to be apart of such an inspirational project. We have come a long way here in the U.S with women's rights, but we aren't 100% there. Think about how bad we think it is here in our own country and multiply that by 100. We still live in a world where women have no rights at all. Think about how scary that life would be.

Now think about the women who stand up for their rights. Sometimes to their own spouses only to get in return violence. Domestic violence is still a very real thing in the world. Even here in the U.S. Did you know 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence in their lifetimes? I believe it. Wanna know why? I am the 1 in 4. This campaign will certainly bring back some bad memories, but it will also help me feel empowered. I have a voice and it will be heard.


"Across Women’s Lives seeks to change the conversation in news media, because women’s lives are newsworthy. It is an in-depth series by PRI that will reveal the strong connection between the empowerment of women and girls, and economic development and improved health around the world."

Whether you are trying to make it in your career or experiencing domestic violence at home, you are worth it. Your voice needs to be heard. I hope you will all join me in this amazing campaign to get our voices heard. Follow me in this in depth campaign that runs through December. You can make the difference. We can do it together. Use the hash tag #WomansLives to follow along. 

For more inspirational stories and posts keep checking back here as I will be posting monthly until December. Also check out Public Radio International for more up to date into on Across Women's Lives.

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  1. Thank you so much for contributing your voice Trish!

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