Thursday, May 5, 2016

It Takes One Person ...

It can take one person to inspire millions. I salute Tess Asplund's bravery with all my heart. Being brave does not mean being unafraid; it means being compelled by your conscience to stand up for what is right, and to stand against what is destructive - in this short, passing time on Earth. Courage is everywhere.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Aleppo Is Burning‬

My heart is burning with Aleppo, especially the children, who were/are as precious to their families, as ours are to us.
Aleppo is the biggest city in Syria located in the north of country. It has been indiscriminately bombed - killing civilians, including unarmed people, civil defense members, skilled hospital workers, and CHILDREN. Let's raise awareness and consider what roles our leaders/ countries/ allies play or do not play in this humanitarian catastrophe unfolding day by day - unleasing a loss that is immeasurable. #AleppoIsBurning

Friday, April 15, 2016

732 days and counting

Imagine wanting an education - and being abducted and assaulted for it. Attacked and enslaved, because of your intelligence, courage, and the potential for self-empowerment. This is terrorism at its heart; a reality for untold girls (and boys) and their parents/ siblings. It is an international cause to unite the entire world to pressure their leaders to take a lead - to bring back and protect precious girls/ boys ...‪#‎BringBackOurGirls‬ 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/gordon-brown/bring-back-our-girls-anniversary-boko-haram_b_9692818.html

Monday, January 18, 2016

Approps everyday, everywhere -

 ... honoring Martin Luther King Jr., a moving conscience of a nation:
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

#SOTU 2016

"America is Thomas Edison and the Wright Brothers and George Washington Carver. We’re Grace Hopper and Katherine Johnson and Sally Ride. We’re every immigrant and entrepreneur from Boston to Austin to Silicon Valley racing to shape a better world." 

"The world respects us not just for our arsenal; it respects us for our diversity and our openness and the way we respect every faith."

"When politicians insult Muslims, when a mosque is vandalized, or a kid bullied, that doesn’t make us safer. That’s not telling it like it is. It’s just wrong. It diminishes us in the eyes of the world. It makes it harder to achieve our goals. And it betrays who we are as a country."

"So, my fellow Americans, whatever you may believe, whether you prefer one party or no party, our collective future depends on your willingness to uphold your duties as a citizen. To vote. To speak out. To stand up for others, especially the weak, especially the vulnerable, knowing that each of us is only here because somebody, somewhere, stood up for us."

President Obama, #SOTU 2016