Eve and I spent a few minutes today at her office at the City of Joy. She was trying to read me the emails that are flooding her inbox. She was crying so hard she couldn't read them out loud, so we put the screen between us and both read. Not only could we not read them out loud because we were crying so hard, we could hardly read at all BECAUSE we were crying so hard. So I started clicking “forward” to me, so that I might share a few. She has thousands upon thousands.... The rising means something different to each of us, and it is vitally important to us all. But what matters most is that we stand up to stop the violence, and we take this very simple action and rise in solidarity with women and girls all over the world.
One Billion Rising
Enjoy with my love--
|A photo coming from women of all ages Rising in the Andes|
From: Shirley Owen <email@example.com>
Reply-To: Shirley Owen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2013 11:54 PM
Dear Eve, I applaud what you are doing to bring about the abolition of Violence against women and I will be dancing (albeit on my own unfortunately, being 83 yrs young, looking after my husband who has regrettably AD, but was the ideal soulmate throughout our59 years of marriage) on Feb. 14th. I pray that this earth shattering event will hopefully reflect the spirit of defiance and survival that was so uplifting and energising to watch on the video, and bring a change in attitude to violence against women globally. You truly are a woman of great courage and a prophet of our time. Sincerely Shirley Owen, Australia.
And from Celeste in Fummerton, British Colombia, Canada
First Name: Celeste
Last Name: Fummerton
I live in Kamloops BC, Canada, and we are planning to dance in the parking lot of the little mall where I work. At first it was just going to be me and a few co-workers dancing out there, but now it seems that there may well be up to 200 women turning out! I would just like a chance to get a message of thanks to Tena Clark and all involved in writng and producing such a powerful, awe-inspring song for this wonderful event. I've listened to it many time,
learning the dance steps, and every time I get a shiver. So thank you to all invovled for this fantastic, empowering song, that we will joyously be dancing to on Valentine's day.