The Women’s Rights Movement

One of the most inspiringsuffragettes and empowering time for women worldwide was when we fought for the right to be heard. Putting lives on the line, as was the case for the Suffragists, or leading community rallies and risking jail, as the Suffragettes, there was no stopping the inevitable. Women would win the right to vote. Luckily there are some great employers out there like my good friend  Paul Maddalena who support even opportunity for everyone.

I’m often touted by friends for not being realistic enough for the topic I spend so much time supporting, but I believe, even with all the horrors, many women endure, that women can and will unite to free themselves. It may take many more years – I’m not a prophet, but I know the strength of female energy. We carry life and give birth.

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The Western Woman

“The world will be saved by the western woman.”

These words were spoken at the Vancouver Peace Summit in 2009 by the Dalai Lama. The western woman certainly has a good shot at bringing about a peaceful coexistence on planet crazy, but it seems slow going until . . . until you look at all the work being done that is not necessarily given a lot of public attention.

The majority of the problems brought upon cultures of the world are being instigated by a patriarchal source. I’m not saying that powerful women are not playing a part in letting the problems persist, but women are not the most influential voices in the room. We make our difference on the world stage in a quieter, yet on-going and maddeningly persistent way. We are not looking to be rescued like a stranded motorist on the side of the highway waiting for a tow service Dayton OH to come along.

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Slavery – Not a Thing of the Past

woman-saying-noThe fact that women are not as equally valued as men in most of the world is a blistering truth. Today the slavery of women by radical groups such as ISIS is abominable and continues to operate on a daily basis.

ISIS may be front page news, but is not the only organization that enslaves people of all ages and from all walks of life. Stronger women in the west cannot relate, but we can have a certain level of understanding. There are on-going efforts by both government and civilian groups to stop this barbaric practice.

The underground slave trade prospers in many underprivileged countries right under the noses of the communities that surround them. To reformulate an age old process, reverse engineering is a solution that takes a worldwide effort. However, it must start within the community. It is not unheard of that as much as 20% of a population of a rural village in Africa, may be made up of slaves. They don’t know freedom as a way of life. The first step is to know and want freedom.

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Business in the Villages of Guatemala


“A successful woman can build a strong foundation with the bricks others have thrown at her.” Author unknown.

I was first introduced to Rainbow Bridge when I was in my early thirties. If you google Rainbow Bridge, you’ll get a plethora of feedback about actual physical bridges or pet transitions. Those are not the kind of bridges that I want to tell you about. For those of you who don’t know, building a bridge to assist families out of poverty, means the pot of gold is a real thing at the end of the rainbow.

Attempting to keep the flow of financial and educational aid open, drain cleaning Hamilton even finds this is a clogged and lengthy process. The founders of Rainbow Bridge had a sense of what they were getting involved with after spending several years in the Peace Corps back in the 1960s.

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