Last week in my blog (click here to read #BringBackOurGirls) I asked a question. In the spirit of changing the world by changing the questions, what is the right question. What question might we ask to bring out the best in each other? Guess what? Someone sent me a suggestion!
Who would need to be in this frame for me to take action?
Sometimes, on a particularly hectic and trying day, I’m tempted to take action to save myself.
As executive director at AWP, most readers expect that I would fill the frame with victims of domestic violence. You don’t have to know me that well to know that I would take action for women and girls. They could be in the frame.
The vision for AWP goes beyond that. Without remotely diminishing the importance of taking action for women and children, AWP takes action to build a flourishing community. The frame is getting crowded.
When I reflect on the meandering path that has gotten me to where I am now, an important stop on the journey was my four years at Mount Holyoke College where I knew first and foremost that I wanted to take action for a better world.
Thank you, Ann. While the faces in the frame have changed and shifted over the last seven days, I can tell you this much. I am conscious of my need to take action and will not just let the faces pass by.
WHO WOULD NEED TO BE IN THE FRAME FOR YOU TO TAKE ACTION?
Ifeoma U. Aduba