I live in a chilly part of Canada and am a stay at home mom to 3 busy kids. My career as a high school biology teacher is on hold - for just a little while.
After reading Lisa Shannon's book "A Thousand Sisters", I was inspired to search out how I could do more. As well as the sponsorship of my sister in the DRC, I have been writing down thoughts in my blog.
This blog has attracted much interest from both nearby and countries far away. It has triggered some pretty heavy discussion. I share thoughts about social justice issues and what I am learning through books and other social media.
People have contacted me to tell me that after reading what I have shared, they too have decided to sponsor a woman through Women for Women or look for other ways they also could be doing just a little bit more. Either far away, or focusing on one of the many needs nearby.
If I have managed to help a few more people become just a little more aware of the issues taking place in our world, I am happy.