Thursday, 14 February 2013

one billion rising

Today we met at the Memorial Hall in town, a bunch of dancers, a bunch of drummers and we danced and drummed as part of  One Billion Rising , an event organised around the world for today, the largest day of mass action ever to stop violence against women and girls. Today was an opportunity for 'men and women to express their outrage and to strike, dance and RISE to support an end to violence against women once and for all'.  It was really special way to protest, it was very sweaty and fun and was a wonderful community event. Check out the One Billion Rising website for all the events held in over 204 countries.













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  1. I have nominated you for an award sweet lady, come along and play. Love what you do here xx

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    1. Oh thank you lovely one, such sweet kindness.

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  2. Also just came here and properly read this when I was not in a frantic rush and how amazingly powerful and beautiful. Like some sister dance to every woman universally feeling pain. Wow how amazing we are, we have such an innate way of loosing ourselves with music and this dance symbolises so much. How truly wonderful. I must met you one day, sweet woman..x.x

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    1. Oh a meeting would be a delight, I too would love to spend some time with you, you do seem to be pretty awesome. xx

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  3. Wonderful post Jay, photos and words. So much feeling captured. I am only sorry that this event even has reason to exist!! Some happenings in the world are so unfathomable. Thank you for sharing this xx

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    1. Thanks lovely you. It was pretty amazing, especially at the beginning with not many people there and then we joined hands and formed a circle and by the time Mon (who was welcoming everyone and setting the purpose) stopped talking the circle was huge. xxx

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  4. WOW! So incredible, and these photos seem to capture the spirit of the event perfectly. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Oh a pleasure, it was a very special event. xx

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