This commanding slogan used on the website of the United Nations for Women brings the promise of all that can be achieved for the world when the contributions of women are fully recognised, valued and properly employed.
Considering this year’s International Women’s Day I found myself pondering the many women who have entered my life either personally or within my profession and the roles each have fulfilled within their lives. I bring to mind the lined faces I’ve known and continue to know that reflect a profound beauty within. Here are the lines of life telling healing stories of pain and outcomes of joyful accomplishment – stories of real women and stories that defy Botox or the skill of the plastic surgeon. Even more importantly, these are a wealth of stories that may never be publicly told yet are more than worthy of the telling and of the commendation due. [Read more…]