ATTENTION Ladies & Gentlemen:
One Billion Rising is taking place on Valentines Day 2013!
As a coordinator, speaker, and organizer for this campaign for Eve Ensler's V-Day organization, I could not be more excited to take part in this special global event!
Why One Billion you ask?
It's a United Nations statistic that 1 in 3 women will be beaten or raped in their lifetime.
That adds up to one billion women around the world.
Ensler was extremely inspired by the women in the Democratic Republic of Congo who have unfortunately experienced traumatizing moments of abuse, and stay strong through the power of dance.
Music makes us empowered, and therefore the women and men of the world will rise on this day to dance INTERNATIONALLY.
All but 18 countries have signed up, which is AMAZING, to say the least!
On this day, I hope that all genders will come together, and create change and help end violence against women.
There is no doubt in my mind that that day ONE BILLION feet will be in touch with our Mother Earth and an energetic shift will occur.
The time is now to RISE.
Two years ago, I took part in Eve Enser's premiere showing of her new play I Am An Emotional Creature, with actress Rosario Dawson as the creative director, and since then we've kept in strong contact, and it is an honor that I was invited by her to help raise awareness. It is truly am amazing experience to learn from Ensler, especially as a deeply invested feminist myself.