Hello, In honor of International Womens Day today I wanted to post about this live event for IWD 2013. There are so many organizations taking part in this event that you can find a cause for women to support, either by donating or signiging a petition or even participating in one of the many events planned for next year. Even if you just share this information through any form of social media, you can help make a big difference in the lives of so many women and children. On days when I begin to feel sorry for my circumstances, not having a job, not being able to drive, I start to think of these women who live in certain parts of the world. Some of them have to walk so many miles just to feed their child some peanut butter milk. I think of the freedoms I have that they don't, and it instantly snaps me out of my own stuff! I think of how lucky I am to live where I do, have what I have, my problems are pale in comparison to some of the other women's issues around the world. So today I am thinking of all the women who have gone on before me and paved the way for a better life for me, my daughter and granddaughter, through sacrifices, be them known or unknown, and I am truly grateful! In the future, when I do get a job I will donate some money to one of these causes, and when I can drive next year, I would like to participate in the event of crossing the bridge that they had here in Boston today. Until then it makes me feel good to in some way, let my voice be heard through this blog!
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This year's link
Annie Lennox & Madonna Sing!