The “Welcome!” page now showcases a slide show of gorgeous photos linking you to featured posts. The gallery will always include the original welcome page as well as an easy link to Elizabeth Gilbert posts. The other four featured posts will change weekly.
You will notice my future posts will be focused on Eve Ensler’s One Billion Rising: Strike/Dance/Rise! global initiative to end violence against women. The international celebration will be on V-Day’s 15th anniversary on February 14, 2013. I believe that world peace starts at home, and I know we desperately need a new domestic violence paradigm. I think the solutions will be found in the medical and religious communities rather than in the criminal “justice” system. And, I have always known that survivors will drive this change.
To this end, I would like to showcase the faces/gravatars of survivors who are silent no more! If you are technologically more savvy than I am and know WordPress, I would love to hear how I can best accomplish this goal. I also think it would be fun to include a global map indicating where y’all are surviving, thriving, and finding joy.
Because my survivors’ blogroll is getting to be extensive, I think it would be a good idea to break it into categories. If you would like to have your blog or website added to the list, please leave a comment. Also, I’m looking for feedback for the types of categories that would be helpful to you. “Faith-based” and “Domestic Violence by Proxy” or “Protective Mothers” are obvious categories, but I know that many of the blogs listed are in both categories.
The most subtle change is that my new blog theme uses my favorite color of purple for all the links.