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International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day, a global celebration of the economic, political and social achievements of women. Two of the Kickstarter projects I pledged are now fully funded, but there’s one, Global Sorority, that needs more backers. The aim of this documentary is “to show that all women, regardless of where they are situated in the world, have the ability to be equal and inspiring” and “to show how women are all connected, and can support each other despite…[their] differences.” It’s a documentary “bringing together the mind, heart and spirit of young women around the world, so we might discover our common ground.”

It reminds me of one of my favorite books, Women in the Material World: “In first-person interviews of startling candor, the women share their feelings about family, children, money, love, sex, and marriage. These interviews, together with 375 stunning full-color photographs, create a powerful multicultural portrait of the half of humanity that all too often remains invisible.”

A day like today would be the perfect time to contribute to the Global Sorority project. I really, really want to see the finished product, but can’t fund it alone. I believe if the project is realized, the world will be a better place, suffering will be eased, and I am all in for that.