Yes we can, and will
Being a global citizen is a very personal decision and why I had decided to become one are based on my experiences in life, in that they have shown me the true connections between us all. I am passionate about global justice, prosperity for all and citizen empowerment. Being a global citizen is a personal decision and an active decision to take responsibility. I try to live my life with a focus on bettering the world about me, our global community and the lives of those around me. Being a global citizen is a personal and an active choice. As individuals, we know that one must take a personal responsibility for our community. In examining my life I have realized that when people of conscience do nothing when they are called, the earth dies just a little bit more every time.
We are each but mere fibers in this web of life where we are all inextricably connected (Sagan was right!) in one way or another, and whether one chooses to believe it or not, and what happens to one community affects all communities. When one segment of society is marginalized for so long that it is the community that eventually pays the exacting price.
Can you imagine living in a world free from injustices, poverty and illiteracy? I can and do constantly, and It is now possible with such a movement like Women March on Washington gaining global interest . The definition of an obstacle infers an opportunity for learning curves in how to circumvent life’s stumbling blocks and impediments. We simply can no longer afford to deny the full potential of one half of the population. The world needs to tap into the talent and wisdom of women for its own protection, if we are to survive at all. Whether the issue is food security, economic recovery, health, or peace and security, the participation of women is needed now more than ever.
This is sickening, to deny half the human race, their human engrained and imprisoned potential. It is a mockery to life itself, as we MEN have had well over two-hundred years to get it right. We have failed miserably and now we must learn to "unpack our social knapsacks” and look for more 'real change' as we enter the 21st century.
This is why I marched. I marched for the women the world over who have have constantly been denied their own sovereignty and life-given autonomy.
I marched for all women who yet to experience financial justice and economical freedom. I marched for all people who have felt less than human and whom have never felt that they measure up in societal terms. I marched for all who are LGTBQ and have been told that it is not human or American.
I marched for all communities regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, belief system, immigration status, sexual identity, gender expression, economic status, age or disability. I marched for the very simple reason that “Women’s Rights are Human Rights and Human Rights are Women’s Rights.” .
The only way that we will be able to survive is to we must re-design our world in which all women - including women of all races, indigenous women, women from all stations in life, rich poor, middle-class women, refugee women, immigrant women, disabled women, Muslim women, lesbian queer and trans women - feel that they truly are free and are able to care for and nurture their families, however they are formed, in safe and healthy habitats free from hinderance. Say YES to female justice and equality.