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 Women As Allies
   Wisdom with Love Strength with Softness

 Purpose, Hopes, and Dreams, 

I believe that at some stage in our lives we all come to a point where we ask, “what is my purpose in life”, “Am I living my dream”, or “Have I lost sight of my dream, and now walk  in darkness without a dream.”  My hope is that we never lose sight that we can change our lives, our experiences and dream a different dream, because we get to choose again and again the path for ourselves.

 

My dream is that as women, girls, and allies that we embrace our strength, and our softness, and not allow others to define this for us.

 

My dream is that as women and girls we become secure, and safe in our bodies, and minds.

 

My dream is that as women and girls we find peace and contentment in the fullness of our own bodies, and minds, no matter our shape, size, age, skin color, language, community or country.

 

My dream is that as women and girls we understand the importance of embracing each others’ story, purpose, and dream, and hold them sacred.

 

My dream is that as women and girls we realize that which we teach we also learn, and sometimes that which we learn can also be challenging, but always rewarding.

 

My dream is that as women and girls we boldly claim the creativity and healing that is within us, that we use this to heal ourselves, and  to support others in their healing.

 

My dream is that as women and girls we not allow fear, and despair to create our futures, and keep us stuck in the past.

 

My dream is that as women and girls we allow our competitiveness to give way to sharing, and inclusiveness.

 

My dream is that as women and girls we own our feelings, and not depend on others to fill us up.

 

My dream is that as women and girls we will look back over the entirety of our lives and say well done no matter what the positives, and negatives were, and are.

 

My dream is that as women, and girls we respect our experiences mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually no matter what stage of life we are experiencing.

 

My dream is that as women and girls see our selves as healers, and leaders with an inspirational presence of, balance, clarity, softness, and wisdom.

 

Mission:

Women As Allies is an organization whose mission is to bring women and girls, and those who are our allies together to create opportunities for education, dialogue, networking, healing, and action. And to build communities, and relationships of compassion, trust, and hope, that will bring about an increase in individual, collective, and universal consciousness on social justice issues, as well as on issues that involve our everyday experiences in living.

 

Goals:

Our goals are to create opportunities, and space to affirm our individual selves, and each other, and to share an understanding,” that what happens to one of us happens to all of us.”

 

Objectives:

Our objectives are to share our experiences, to express our concerns, and challenges, and to take actions that come from a place of heart, and consciousness rather than fear.

 

Vision:

Women As Allies believes if women, and girls of color, and our allies are to work together on issues of mutual concern, we must build relationships, and create opportunities, and space to affirm our individual selves, and each other. This is necessary if there is to be education, dialogue, networking, and healing, as well as action in these areas of mutual concern.

 

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                    In The Presence OF Women

 

It is important that women and girls realize our worth and value in changing what is hurting us as individuals, as a country, and as a nation. Through our experiences, our words, and our actions we can make a difference.  A difference that is built on relationships that are inclusive, healing, supportive, restorative, encouraging, and inspiring. A difference that encourages us to tap into the source of love that we all possess, but sometimes due to various circumstances are unable to express or connect to.  We are the light bearers, we are the leaders, and we are the arms and hands that support the endings, beginnings, and the in between times of our everyday experiences.

   In the presence of women standing together, healing together, and creating compassionate communities together.

 

          

Lorene Garrett-Browder

Founder of  Women As Allies