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Letter from women around the world wanted. SHARE YOUR VOICE!

Hello,
I find all women’s stories, letters, poems and notes inspiring and they can touch on every emotion. I am an Art Advocate.... I educate and bring awareness thru the arts and voices of others by using visual arts, music, letters and poetry writing. I just closed an Art exhibit titled FEMICIDE which took place in the New York Area and included artwork and support from women all around the world. A harsh description of how women are treated around the world. How women are killed just because they are women. Although we have come a long way as women leaders we still have a much longer way to go in my developing countries.
I am currently organizing a show titled "SILENT VOICES… BREAKING BARRIERS" which will include letters from women around the world speaking on subjects like love, peace, hate, fear, politics, rape, culture, slavery, disabilities, family, abuse, suicide, economics and so much more. They must be written in the English language and will be either exhibited in the gallery or read as a monologue during an ALL women’s empowerment performance.
I am hoping that someone will read this post and be interested in participating in this project and forwarding this information for all to see and hear. I am accepting letters from anywhere in the world.... written on any paper and in any format. It is the voice that I am trying to reach, the energy of the words and the feeling from the heart. If you cannot write please draw your story. WE ALL HAVE A STORY TO TELL…. I WANT TO HEAR YOURS.
We have so much to learn from one another... if we can bridge the gap of fear and the unknown that separate women then we can become a powerful unity. The show is to take place in the New York area in the early part of 2013.
I can be contacted at artbymamamia@yahoo.com my name is Mia Roman and I am and Artist from the New York area. Hope you will join us in peace and unity thru the arts and creative writing!!!

Lets share our stories and inspire other women to do the same.
Thank you, Peace and Harmony! Mia

Comments

Wendyiscalm's picture

FABULOUS

This is absolutely FABULOUS. Let me read over your article several times and I will most gladly do so.

I am sure if this is posted where more World Pulse women will stumble upon it, you will get a good response because the people who have answered/commented on some of my journal and Voice entries have great passin and inspiration from which to draw. I just stumbled on this but did nt originally see it in WP

Ubuntu(I am who I am because of who we are together),

wENDY

Wendy Stebbins
Founder/CEO
I AM ONE IN A MILLION Non-Profit Organization focused on helping street orphans and vulnerable children in Livingstone, Zambia Africa.

ArtByMia's picture

Share Your Voice.

Thank you Wendy for your response and wonderful support. Not sure where else i should post so women can see and participate. I will try to look into it so the request can get more exposure and more women will be able to share their voices.

Thank you, Love and Light, Mia

Wendyiscalm's picture

Hi

Hi ,

I'm not sure either but I will try to see if I find anyplace else appropriate to post and let you know if I do.

Great to hear from you,

Ubuntu,

Wendy

Wendy Stebbins
Founder/CEO
I AM ONE IN A MILLION Non-Profit Organization focused on helping street orphans and vulnerable children in Livingstone, Zambia Africa.

ArtByMia's picture

Thank you

Thank you Wendy. Together we will make this happen.

Love and Light, Mia

Wendyiscalm's picture

Just had a thought

Hi again, Mia,

I just had a thought. I will be going back to Livingstone, Zambia to work with street orphans and women. This is a developing country. Because I go there so often since 2006 the women trust me quite abit. For example, one manager at the hotel took the risk to share with me that "The reason you people who come here to help don't get anywhere long term is because you don't know our hidden traditions that we hide from you. For example, if a woman is married and cooks a chicken the gizzard is the sweetest part of the chicken, the sweetest and best. If the wife even takes one little bite or nibble the husband is encouraged to beat up his wife". Another waitress overheard this and came privately and whispered to me "My husband and I share the gizzard". She looked almost afraid to tell me. I know this is true in Rwanda also.

You already know I am sure about dry sex. For some reason I will never understand, me in Zambia like a dry vagina. So, women take leaves from this one tree and crush the leaves, mix them with water and drink the concoction to dry out their vagina. You can imagine what it does to their other organs. While this tradition is improving it is still prevalent.

So, my idea is to ask you if there is anything you would like me to ask or interview these women about?

Ubuntu,

Wendy

Wendy Stebbins
Founder/CEO
I AM ONE IN A MILLION Non-Profit Organization focused on helping street orphans and vulnerable children in Livingstone, Zambia Africa.

ArtByMia's picture

Great Idea to interview women

Dearest Wendy,

This is such a wonderful idea. I have done so here in the states with several other women and it has helped so many share their voices. Please let me know what i can do to help this along. I would appreciate if you can spread the word to your network as well. We can learn from one another.. it is the unfamiliar that people fear and that is when discrimination and predigice come into play.

So sad to hear about those stories but this is what we need to learn about one another and what is happening around the world.

Love and light, Mia

nusrat.yaqub's picture

amazing thankyou

Thankyou i was just lookingfor such opportunity for one of highly talented but poor girl in my community and even i made such post in facebook here and there you go thankyou ArtBYMia I will contact you vi email

MRS.NUSRAT YAQUB

Wendyiscalm's picture

Great

That's great. Facebook will reach a lot of people. As in life, most won't respond or care but there will be someone or someones who will and that will make all the difference. How about twittering?

I'll be thinking also of ways.

Keep in touch and look forward to your email.

Wendy

Wendy Stebbins
Founder/CEO
I AM ONE IN A MILLION Non-Profit Organization focused on helping street orphans and vulnerable children in Livingstone, Zambia Africa.

Wendyiscalm's picture

How about YOU TUBE

Perhaps doing something on You Tube. Just an idea

Wendy

Wendy Stebbins
Founder/CEO
I AM ONE IN A MILLION Non-Profit Organization focused on helping street orphans and vulnerable children in Livingstone, Zambia Africa.

Wendyiscalm's picture

How about YOU TUBE

Perhaps doing something on You Tube. Just an idea

Wendy

Wendy Stebbins
Founder/CEO
I AM ONE IN A MILLION Non-Profit Organization focused on helping street orphans and vulnerable children in Livingstone, Zambia Africa.

usha kc's picture

Hi Mia, Greeting form

Hi Mia,
Greeting form Nepal.
I loved your wonderful idea.

will be in touch via email.

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