We all have talents. My hope is that while visiting this web site you will be inspired to leverage your talents to change the current domestic violence paradigm. While we may not be feminist activists like Gloria Steinem, we can certainly accept her invitation to do one outrageous act in the cause of simple justice. She believes we’ll discover the world will be a better place and we’ll have fun in the process.
My own outrageous act was to launch this web site. My friend Kathy Gill recommended WordPress.com. My friend Elena Hanajenko took several photos. My friend Carole May generously contributed technical advice and her gorgeous photos to illustrate my posts. Many other friends have encouraged and cheered me on. WordPress makes launching a web site easy and cheap: $15 for my domain name. The rest is free.
If you are wondering what you can do, I’ll ask you what do you do best? What do you enjoy?
If you knit or quilt, perhaps you could make an afghan or quilt for Shalom Bayit’s clients ~ women and children who have had to flee home with nothing but the clothes on their backs. My godmother made me a quilt for my 59th birthday, and it reminds me every day that I am a precious child of God. Her gift of warmth and love is most precious to me.
If you are fortunate enough to be generous, perhaps you can make a donation to the Ms. Foundation or any of the organizations listed on the right side of this page.
If you are an attorney, perhaps you can get active in the American Bar Association’s domestic violence commission or represent pro bono someone who is discovering the legal system can be manipulated as an instrument of abuse.
If you are interested in politics, perhaps you can lobby for legislative changes.
If you are an athletic coach or teacher, perhaps you could Coach Boys into Men.
If you are good with make-up, style, or hair, perhaps you could treat someone who is experiencing abuse to a make-over or a day at a spa.
If you have healing hands, perhaps you could give someone a massage. In these stressful times, we could all use a good massage.
You get the idea. Do something outrageous! Have fun! Make a difference!