Monday, June 10, 2013

As it was in the very beginning...

Imagine a world where the girl-child's birth is celebrated with as much pomp, circumstance, and opportunity as her brother's; where her body and natural processes are honored without shame and violence; and where she is allowed equal access to its pulpits and altars, thrones, boardrooms, and negotiating tables. Together, let us imagine into being such a world.

Imagine a community of women inspiring its daughters, granddaughters, and nieces to refuse to twist their lives out of shape to fit into expectations; supporting them to refuse to please others by pretending to be less intelligent and gifted than they are; and empowering them to love their woman-bodies, regardless. Imagine yourself as part of this community.

May our daughters, granddaughters, and nieces discover the divine within them and love her fiercely. May they honor her face as they look into the mirror. Bless her body as they shower and bathe. And celebrate her life in the telling of their stories. As it was in the very beginning, may it be now." ~Patricia Lynn Reilly

Poster from Imagine a Woman International

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