Thank you WOMEN / SISTERS
I would like to thank all the women... my sisters for supporting me in this letter writing project titled FAREWELL SILENCE that took place in October of 2010 in NYC. The event was quite successful and well attended.
People were amazed to hear the stories of women from all over the world. To sit in a gallery and see over 200 letters on the white walls was a wonderful sight. The words on the paper spoke volumes. They spoke of happiness, enslavement, oppression, violence against women, politics, murder, love, rape, religion, culture, traditions and so much more. The women went through great lengths to get their voices heard and are true warriors. They risked everything just to tell their stories, to share their culture and current conditions with the world.
I commend each and every woman from New York and New Jersey to Africa and Afghanistan for sharing their courage, voice and heart with us. The letters read during the monologue performance brought tears, shock, laughter and much silence. the audience was astonished to hear that certain conditions and treatment of women were and are still happening in this world. Although many changes have been made, strides taken and growth proven .... there is still much more to go.
These stories are now a part of me. The women my sisters, my family, my soul. I will forever carry their words with me through my journey. I would like to continue this work of sharing the stories of women throughout this universe and continue bringing awareness and educating people on other cultures and treatment of women around the world.
I reach my hand out to each and every one of you..... My heart is a place for you... my spirit feels you and my soul cries with you. As i move forward with this mission i take all that want to join me in this endeavor. Your voice is the tool to our future and we shall never let anyone take it from you.
I will post pictures and a short video soon but until then.. continue to share your voice and stand tall, strong and proud for you are woman and there is no greater strength!!!
Thank you for accepting me as your sister and confidant on World Pulse the network for women and the safe place to share your vision, hopes and dreams.
In Unity, Mia