Yesterday was International Women’s Day. What’s today? Do we forget and go on our way? Is everything that was broken for women now fixed to be replaced by new drama and events? Many people view the day as an opportunity to get their personal message out.
I want to say, in solidarity with Sojourner Truth – “I Am A Woman!” I am a Catholic woman, a Jewish woman, and I am a Muslim woman. I am an Irish woman, a Chinese woman, an Egyptian woman, Japanese, Native American, Indian woman, I am a Black African woman and a White Protestant woman, a Middle Eastern woman and that means I am a Palestinian woman and an Israeli woman.
All women are one just as all humanity is one. How can we ever achieve world peace if we do not acknowledge this oneness? When an African woman cries over her child, I cry with her. When a Mexican woman cries over her child, I cry with her. When an Israeli woman cries over her child I cry with her and when a Palestinian woman cries over her child I cry with her as well. And this is how it should be.
When we, as women, learn to love all children the world over as we love our own children, we will have taken a giant leap forward for mankind, and it will be not on the moon but right here on Earth, where it needs to be, now more than ever. Let us unite as women, and men absolutely, in this way, to call – to cry out from our hearts – Enough Already! Sojourner Truth lived 200 years ago and she wasn’t the first or the only one. Millions of women before her crying the same heartfelt gut-searing cry. Let there be respect and equality for women across the globe and I will bring my heart and soul to the cause!