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Joining thousands & building invisible bridges

One hundred brave women on a bridge in Kabul. 13,778 women checking in virtually or in person on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City. Rwandan women meeting their sisters from Democratic Republic of Congo at their border. Annie Lenox leading the London March over the Millennium Bridge. Women in Jacksonville, Florida walking to the top of the Acosta Bridge.

Hundreds of bridges. Thousands of women.

What is happening? The world is changing, that’s what’s happening. That’s what we were up to, nothing short of shifting the very foundations on which bridges are built, as we came together for the global campaign Join me on the Bridge, led by Women for Women International- a charity that helps women survivors of war rebuild their lives. As we crossed over constructions built with the great tools of the human intellect, we took up the work of the human heart, and new kinds of bridges were formed- the kind that connect me to you, the kind that connect us all. Invisible bridges. Stronger than the Golden Gate.

It was a small act, carrying banners of peace atop the Acosta. A small act with far-reaching implications. With an energy that extends further than we can even imagine. We often think there is nothing we can do to make a difference in the overwhelming issues of the world, like violence and poverty, but the 40 women who showed up in Jacksonville and the thousands who joined us worldwide, knew that our presence meant something. By simply showing up, we began building a bridge. We embodied what is real and true to us, things we hear often but rarely live- things like global citizenry and living united.

To live what we know to be true in our hearts, now that is power.

And we felt that power expanding as we collectively gathered, knowing that these are the times, this is our moment. The women in Afghanistan are demanding to be heard, the women in Congo are daring us to imagine peace despite the violence they’ve endured. Here is a grand opportunity to show up and tell the world our truth.

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AchiengNas's picture

Bridges

Thank you Carrie fr sharing this article, it makes me believe the world is changing for better, for peace, for freedom.
When one woman stretches her heart to the other, she learns and will be in position to teach the others, AND the network continues, they bridges get much stronger.
I am set for the mission. I am a woman for women, I am building invisible bridges.

Keep the candle burning!

Love,

Beatrice

I believe everybody has the potential to live a better life. Given the Opportunity, Education and Motivation ANYONE can become someone admirable. Nobody is a NOBODY, everybody is SOMEBODY.

Carrie Lee's picture

Feeling that bridge!

Hi Beatrice,
Thank you for your words. I love World Pulse for this very reason...that we are building bridges with one another. And my heart stretches wide with gratitude to your heart, and how we are extending ourselves further and further into the world.
Yours in keeping the candle burning!!!
Carrie

Sera23's picture

energy

Thanks for your decriptions and great survey of the campaign... I agree that world issues often seem so overwhelming that I don't know where to start. But the 40 women in Jacksonville started... and as you said, that positive energy has far-reaching implications.
We were talking in my college class the other day about the great energy required to make even a small impact, and that the results of that effort are not always immediately visible, but still valuable. I truly hope that the energy spreads, and that this campaign sparks a global (and eventually visible) shift!

You're an angel for reporting on this! Keep up the great work.

Love,
Sera

Carrie Lee's picture

Thanks Sera! I feel the

Thanks Sera! I feel the energy spreading! And I believe the world is headed toward that shift you spoke of.

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