One Billion Rising: Santa Monica
We did it! One billion strong. In Mexico City, in the Phillipines, in Russia, in Saudi Arabia, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, in Pakistan, in New York, here in Santa Monica and all AROUND the WORLD we ROSE together and DANCED for the end of violence against women and girls.
Because dance is the opposite of violence. It's about one's freedom to self-express. It's about joy, pleasure and self-empowerment. It's about community, togetherness and LOVE.
Yesterday in Santa Monica we rose together with JOY in our hearts. We used our voice and our body to say NO to violence against women and girls and YES to our power, our joy and our FREEDOM TO SELF-EXPRESS.
Yesterday was the FIRST STEP to show us WE can LEAD the world into a better place.
Today we CONTINUE to walk in our POWER.
May every day forward bring the Feminine and Masculine back into balance so that we may be free of violence to ALL BEINGS.
- I RISE so women and girls no longer suffer in silence.
- I RISE so the great wisdom of women returns to our planet.
- I RISE so we as women reunite as sisters, bringing back the collective force of the Feminine.
- I RISE because I know my voice makes a difference.
Tabby Biddle, M.S. Ed. is a women’s leadership expert, writer and writing coach helping women discover their voice and develop their leadership platform for global change. Learn more at tabbybiddle.com.