Introducing myself and my journal: The Dream Quilt
Hello WorldPulse Community!
I am excited to have discovered and joined this forum of women! I found a copy of WorldPulse while I was living in South Korea and I fell in awe. I carried the magazine with me through Korea, China and Tibet. The cover fell off. The staples loosened and the pages started to hang askew. I kept it with me, reading and re-reading the articles. I shared that magazine with all the women who crossed my path. The pictures spoke as loud as the words. It was sitting beside me in Lhasa when I crossed the boundaries of language and discovered the communicative powers of knitting with a circle of Tibetan women. It inspired a Canadian middle school teacher I shared it with to bring international women's issues into her grade 7 classroom.
It has inspired a number of my sketches and paintings. And it has inspired me to write on women's issues as a means of voicing my solidarity with the women and communities of the world that suffer injustice. I write and paint in order to acknowledge my position of privilege, to stand in solidarity with those facing injustice and to create positive social change.
I look forward to joining the discussions and actions swirling within this community!
Community Arts, Writing, Social and Environmental Justice, Feminism, Canning and Preserving, Popular Education, Indiginous Rights
are opportunities on the up hill.
My Vision for the Future:
is ever changing as I learn about the diversity of peoples and experiences around me.
My Areas of Expertise:
are more aptly described as Areas of Learning and are parallel to my passions