One Billion Rising: The Interlude
Today I want to share with you a movement that anyone who has been following this blog for a while already knows about.
I want to share it with you again because there is something amazing happening. Something you can be a part of. Something that can show the world, not just tell the world, why half the population of this planet deserves better than the past has given us.
One in three women will be raped or beaten in her lifetime.
Four years ago after what happened to me, I found out I wasn’t alone. This statement became more than black and white words on a page. The statement blurred and became a face. Many faces. People I love and treasure. Women who I respect and honour. If you ask careful questions and open yourself up to truth you might not want to hear, you will probably add faces of your own to this statistic. In all likelihood, every single person on this planet knows a woman who has been raped or beaten. And sadly, it’s likely everyone knows more than one.
And so we come back to V-Day. Back to Eve Ensler. Back to a woman who has been teaching, encouraging, and listening for decades. Back to a woman who has helped give all women the license not to fear the word vagina.
14 February, 2013, something awesome is going to happen.
I use the word awesome not in the sense of pop culture, but in the sense of something inspiring awe. Because I cannot think of another word that would accurately describe one billion women, all over the world, rising to dance. Rising to say enough. Rising to let the sun or the rain or the wind light their faces. Rising to look into the face of eons of violence, cling only to one another and their own strength and beauty, and to dance.
Watch the video. Then decide. Will you rise with us?
Trigger warning. If you can make it through, I promise it becomes something beautiful.
- Join The Rising! (v-daypetaluma.org)
- Eve Ensler is Blowing My Mind (janepollakblog.com)
- An Open Letter to Todd Akin from Eve Ensler (crhofmann.com)
- Join the One Billion Rising campaign to end violence against women (guardian.co.uk)
Posted on October 20, 2012, in One Billion Rising, SuperWomen, V-Day 2012 and tagged dance, Democratic Republic of Congo, emmie mears, Eve Ensler, One Billion Rising, People, Rape, Rise, Strike, United States, V-Day, violence against women, women. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.