I'm a little late on International Women's Day, which was this past Friday, but better late than never. I just wanted to take a moment to post a little inspiration out to the world. The video below (the full interview is accessible on Democracy Now!) is a Must See! Such amazing information, so inspiring! Thank you Vandana Shiva. You've moved my little world ~ Also on Friday I had the opportunity to get over a Huge Fear of mine. Reading my writings, aloud to strangers! Gasp! Scary, I know. The women's writing group that I am am a part of, got together and gave a private reading that we shared with our loved ones. Below are a few photos from the event and one of the pieces that I shared. You can access more of our words here -----> http://www.thecollectiveunderground.com/ And my best friend, Severn Jones just had a piece published in her college newspaper covering Hawaii's recent decision to label GMO agriculture produce imported from outside of the state. You can access this article here
Life, it’s messy,
like two tongues meeting for the first time.
So listen up, I have something to tell you, and I don’t like wasting my breath.
Simply because you are human, you need to know this;
And not in that sappy way your mother was obligated to say.
You, energy that has taken form
Theres something Big happening in the world right now and I don’t like it!
People! So many people!
Not looking, looking but not seeing, seeing but not believing,
And then finally the worst, pretending to believe, but upon second glance…
So anyways, I believe. Theres a bigger picture here, it extends past the boundries you think you don’t believe in.
Lets take a closer look
At the way we position our cups, our purses.
I don’t even have to think about the careful way I set my form next to yours,
That’s how built in these boundries are.
And I’m telling you, women, it’s bigger than this!
I believe the missing link is
We are not understanding, the importance of the power of our humanity.
Feel free to take notes, because I want you to remember.
I dare you to go to war with yourself.
Utilize the anger from your father, and the lost passion from our mothers.
Eat a man for breakfast,
Spit him out at lunch.
Don’t have a man,
Ride a bicycle
Till your thighs burn.
Tell you secrets to a flower
And walk away.
Were all hurting, so hold out your hand
Share the hope that has kept you here.
Dance naked so that you may feel the weight of your woman,
You, energy that taken form
Set yourself Free!
So that the next time someone asks
The dreaded question “how are you?”
You have the fierceness to look them in the eye.
You have the truth to share.
They want to know
I want to know.
I want to know that you believe that