When I started this blog it was meant to be a hobby. A way for me to express myself and share stories about my life and family, nothing too deep just fun and light hearted. As time went on I began to share a little more. Then women from all over the world started reading and sharing stories of their own with me and this blog became so much more. It has become a place for me to share my honest opinions and emotions. A way for me to reach out to other women, not just moms and for them to reach out to me. As we all know life isn’t always fun and light hearted and I feel that as my blog evolves I need to start sharing more of what’s important.
A couple of weeks ago I became part of something big. #womenslives is an initiative launched by SheKnows (or BlogHer as most people know them) and Public Radio International. The purpose of #womenslives is to let the world know that women’s lives are newsworthy.
Over the next several month stories will be shared over social media and blogs by hundreds of women including myself. These stories will be different than what you’re used to.
“These are stories about women's rights and issues concerning health, education, wealth, economic development and combating climate change. (Today, only about 24% of all news subjects talk about women in any way, and only six percent of news stories highlight gender in/equality.)”
I chose to be a part of this not only because I am a woman with stories to tell but also because I have daughters and nieces that need to be able to grow up and live in a world where they feel like their lives matter.
Women matter. The empowerment of women matters. In the coming months I won’t just be sharing stories of other women but stories of my own that need to be told in hopes of helping someone.
Anytime you see the hashtag #womenslives please read and share the story attached to it. Hopefully we can make a difference.