In honor of National Women’s History Month and the coming of spring this issue is dedicated to ALL women. As you peruse the articles you’ll definitely see a feminine trend in our reporting and comments. And, even with all of that, we have created balance with the contributions from the male side of the aisle.
This month’s front cover reveals an important fact about our community. No matter where you work, live, hike, dance, worship, exercise, shop or frequent you will find activist women. These women could look like or be your sister, daughter or mother; she could be your neighbor. They work in every profession and come in every shape, size and color. Rich to struggling they are young, old or aging gracefully in between.
You may not recognize that something different about this gal. She goes the extra mile, sometimes puts herself in uncomfortable situations, may speak out louder than others or quietly hold a sign. She may wear a costume or participate in street theatre to bring attention to a concern that affects us all. Most likely you will never know of the change or influence she has made locally or around the world through her action, art, writing, photos, on-line time, donations, etc. She gives because she can, she gives because she must – she is a woman of change.
The women in the cover photo exemplify the type of women in every neighborhood that are influencing change locally and globally. Within our community alone there are hundreds of women creating change; some I know, some I have not yet met and others whose path I will never cross but I can feel the great vibration of women at work.
Being an agent of change is indescribable. Once you’ve crossed the line you can’t go back, at least not for long. I encourage those that want to fully embrace their gift of empowerment to get involved. For those that have served in the sisterhood, thank you; take time for yourself, refresh and renew yourself, we’ll need you again.
Throughout history women have been the grounding force for the family. In the office they bring the food, plan the parties and keep track of the birthday calendar. Kind or indifferent, a woman can create the energy of the moment; bring life into the room.
And so women, with all this in mind, let’s come together to restore old and discover new creative ways to make it through this transition. Let’s embrace the power of our birthright and live up to the theme of National Women’s History Month: Taking the Lead to Save our Planet.
Come refresh and renew at Spring Fest a celebration on the first Sunday of spring, March 22, at the Meadow Park Pavilion!