“We are your Mothers, Sisters, Aunts, Grandmothers,
Wives, Cousins, Fiancés, Girlfriends & Daughters. We bring forth & nurture LIFE & LOVE. We deserve to be treated better & decently. A World and or Society that treats women; the carriers of life, poorly? Shall be reduced to nothing.”~Maxwanette A Poetess
“Namastè & One Love”❤️💛💚
Since 1981, Latin America commemorates every 25th of November the day against gender-based violence. The feminist movements of the region, with one of the highest rates of violence against women, coined that date in honor of Dominicans Minerva, Patria, and María Teresa Mirabal, three sisters murdered and tortured on November 25, 1960, by order of the dictator Rafael Leonidas Trujillo, whom they opposed. Years later, in 1999, the UN joined the day of protest and declared every 25th of November the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, in honor of the Mirabal sisters.
November 25 is a day of pain and anger, a day of protest and vindication, but also a day of solidarity and desire to conquer an authentic equality between women and men.
On this day, teleSUR has compiled some quotes of feminist authors and activists from different countries. We want to raise our voices this November 25 because we do not want a setback and a lack of protection of the rights of all women, who with so much sacrifice and struggle have overcome many obstacles.
“We’re All In This Thing Called Life Together…Remember?”❤️💛💚
We are to love one another, for we are our Brothers & Sisters Keepers. It isn’t a political thing, a racial thing, or anything except one thing…”LOVE.” Love of Self, Others, & Life. We’ve got to do better than this…
✍🏾Essay by, SANDRA PARKS✍🏾
I do not celebrate it & holidays on a whole except for Kwanzaa.
I simply feel it’s wrong & inhumane of me, to celebrate the slaughtering of innocent lives & be “thankful” for it. To each his own for I judge none, but I pass.
“Namastè & One Love”❤️💛💚
I don’t know about anyone else. But we’re all on this Planet, Earth, Gaia, Ball of Life or whatever you choose to call it…My personal fav is “The Universe!” But We’re all on the journeys of Life & of Death. We all will get there, either way, sooner or later. It is what it is.
We Exist, We Are Here. So why continue to make life harder than it is? I mean, as a kid I often pondered for days over this. It’s a damn shame, that as an adult, I still have to ask the same question.
I say, if we could all do one thing. I mean living, but having a symbiotic relationship with loving, daily? We’d be better selves, people a better World. It isn’t always easy, it tends more often to be painful, but it’s worth it. Life is worth it. We Have Life – We’re Worth It! So if you got it? Awww, Yes! Don’t forget to share it & pay it forward. If you need help? Know that you can do it; Day by day, even a bit by bit, like a tiny mustard seed, water it, nurture it, encourage it? It would stick. Love & Living would be, well you know what I’m saying. And yeah, it’s just that simple, yet one of what seems to be the most difficult of things, for humankind to do.
Why can’t we simply love one another & have a positive & joyful life and existence? Pack some food, bring some music, tell some jokes, respect one another, have compassion, overstanding & simply be grateful for having life? Aren’t things outside of ourselves, damn crazy enough? I mean honestly? “What the World Needs Now” comes to mind.
Here’s a New Movement idea!!! Have a cookout & get to know your neighbors. The CookOut Neighbor Challenge! Oooh or a “Let’s actually feed & clothe the hungry, right in our own neighborhoods?! Like to Volunteer? Try the elderly, sickly, & needy right in our own buildings or on the same block, even within our own families. Even if you only have enough energy to cheer yourself on, even barely, DO IT! Imagine…
My point is, well whatever the point was…Shit man, can’t we just Love One Another & Value tha Ride?…
✍🏾by Maxwanette A Poetess✍🏾
The Bedford Stuyvesant Museum of African Art