Great writer. You won’t be disappointed. Happy reading!
Around Valentine’s day, all over the world, people danced for justice, building awareness of the rise of violence of women. One in three women will be beaten or raped in her lifetime, equaling ONE BILLION women in the world.
According to the Huffington Post:
4,774,000 women experience violence from an intimate partner every year
10,000, 000 children are exposed to violence every year (too many)
Dancing is a non-violent protest. It was an honor to be with these women, collaborating groups and dancing together, encouraging each other to speak our truths.
This day we danced for Joy and for the beauty of life.
This day we danced for JUSTICE.
This day we danced to HAVE OUR VOICES HEARD, some for the first time.
This day we danced even for women we didn’t know because we had WITNESSED INJUSTICE & WANTED TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.
It was the first time we came together as part of SHEROES United, originating out of Utah, now staring a chapter here in Boise. Also, the beautiful Boise Braveheart Women came to dance with us. Sisterhood is a blessed thing.
Won’t you join us. Won’t you rise?
Let’s build a WORLD OF PEACE.
Did you know that one in three women will be beaten or raped in her lifetime, equaling One Billion in the world. A brave woman, Eve Ensler, started a movement called One Billion Rising. In Boise, Idaho, we are rising tomorrow, FEB. 13, at noon on the Capitol steps. I’ll post pictures Sunday.
This video is graphic, but it explains the “why” we are rising.
This video shows women rising up and using their voices. If you go to OneBillionRising.org, you can see rising all over the world.
This week is the one year anniversary of the publication of my poetry collection, Seeking Solace. To celebrate, the Kindle edition is on sale until Sunday, available for just 99p / 99 cents, as well as in a paperback format as usual.
I’ve included a couple of poems below which appear in the collection to whet your appetite. Huge thanks to anyone who picks up a copy. If you enjoy it, please feel free to leave a review; what a lovely first birthday present that would be 😉 Happy reading!
I SEE YOU, WALLFLOWER
Shapeless shadows drifting,
obscured by their own darkness.
A whisper in the breeze,
a raindrop on an ocean
lost, but no less living.
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Every now and then something comes along that says it like it is.
This video describes a relationship between a man and a woman so well.
Do you like snow fun, art in the way of ice sculptures, parades and small town festivals? Then, McCall, Idaho Winter Carnival is the place to be. This year many of the sculptures lost a lot of detail because the snow melted. But you can do a search in Google under McCall Winter Carnival to see past sculptures. Some of the sculptures you can walk through!
I didn’t get a lot of sculpture pictures from this year…but here are a few of my favorites.
And for more textures of the week around the world, visit Narami.
This is how I LIVE POETRY…noticing things throughout the week. How have you lived poetry this week?
TTIcy treasures. Love this!
The new Star wars…sad some of the great details melted.