Stop settling for what’s good enough and start creating art that matters. Stop asking for what’s in it for you and start giving gifts that will change people. Then, and only then, will you have achieved your potential. —Seth Godin
I am always in awe of people who take life and turn it around whether by speaking up against an injustice or by starting their own business. I am inspired by the vision of Founder and Editor of Afrikan Goddess, Nicole Amma Twun-Baah. The vision to showcase and highlight the path of women who are selflessly building their communities, both at home and in the diaspora. I am humbled and wowed by the journey of Betty Makoni. A journey that speaks out for the girl child in a nation where the volume of their voices are turned down. Women are precious, and Amma and Betty stand for it.
As I grow older, I am equally aware that our "precious-ness" are rarely protected. I am aware of how our dreams are cut short even for the most ambitious amongst us. The system is messed up. Family and friends sometimes let us down, and in many cases they are too burdened to help us. I daily meet women with potential who cower in fear and hold back all that is possible through them. Life can make us victims, and comfort can make us apathetic.
It is always refreshing to meet women who are getting up as community organizers, human saviors, entrepreneurs and business owners, but it is humbling to watch as these women selflessly give back to their community and to the world. Betty Makoni is a trail blazer executing a passion and vision that connects us back to our humanity, helps us reach further into our dreams and heal our wounds.
Come June 9th, 2012, Betty Makoni will received an honor she more than deserves, because she stands up for girls and rape victims. Her work has saved many lives by questioning culture and patriarchy. Voices are raised, because she got up.
Two events are planned to celebrate Betty Makoni of Girl Child Network in the upcoming weeks. We will be honored to have you attend.
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Documentary Screening of "Tapestries of Hope"
Saturday, May 19th, 2012
Silver Spring, MD
Tapestries of Hope tells the story of human rights activist Betty Makoni and the Girl Child Network (GCN) in Zimbabwe, Africa.
The event is FREE, please RSVP here
Goddess of the Year 2012 Honor Award
Saturday, June 9th 2012
7:30pm - 10:30pm
Register and purchase tickets here
You can also donate to our indiegogo campaign "Reward a Goddess ReMake." All contributions go to the Girl Child Network.
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