A seed was planted last year when I attended the Woman’s March on January 21, 2017. See I Was There!
Have I changed? I thought I would give you an update.
The biggest change is that my perspective is expanding. Three events this year have moved me along. First, working in an educational setting has me thinking of new things and also meeting active people.
Second, one of the women I work with invited me to meet her at a Congressional District Debate on Women’s issues at a local Junior College. I said, “Yes.” I don’t remember attending political events in the past, so this may be a first.
In the large theater, I heard all the candidates speak their positions on different issues. Television, newspaper, radio are not the same: There is electric energy in a live audience.
Asking myself, “What is my opinion? Can I take a stand? Do I know enough to defend my position? I have a lot to learn.
Another event, an educational show, which is increasing my perspective is playing now on Netflix. There is a Netflix Original Documentary titled Seeing Allred about the life and career of women’s rights attorney, Gloria Allred. Almost all the events pictured in this video have occurred in my lifetime, yet I only had a fuzzy haze of memory about them.
Gloria Allred has spent her life leading a crusade for justice, fighting to improve the condition and status of women. She’s been involved in the following issues: Equal work/equal pay, a woman’s freedom of choice over her own body, victim’s rights, fight for payroll deductions of child support payments, sexual harassment, equality, and many other issues.
I’m still digesting all the information in this film.
One thought that repeats through my mind: Be Open to Change. Be Open to Change.