✨HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY!✨
i recently heard a TEDTalk by shola richards that talked of the term: ubuntu— I AM because WE ARE
shola talked of the importance of little mosquitoes enacting change and disturbing the status quo amongst large entities. the idea that it’s hard to go
to sleep whilst a mosquito is buzzing all around your room at night encapsulates the importance of the marginalized. it’s NOT enough to just NOT be racist, to not be judge-mental, to not be sexist, fat-phobic, xenophobic, homophobic, fearful, ableist, rude, etc.
we must ACT against these ideals because what we allow in our home without correction, is only perpetuated in our society further.
our society is too broken, too hurt and too oppressed to stand by and allow the status quo to be the norm.
we must be the materialization of God’s grace to this world that is crippled by anxiety, oppression, marginalization, judgement, and fear.
this is why i LOVE international women’s day because it celebrates a group that deserves a long-overdue exoneration! BUT WE’RE NOT DONE: there are other women that have intersections of identity that are continually oppressed for just being who they are: women of color, women of oppressed lower socio-economic classes, women in patriarchal societies, LGBTQIA+ women, older women, women in larger bodies, women with disabilities, women in stigmatized conditions + mental health issues—we are not done and we won’t be until we ALL are💛
our God is a God who HEARS the cries of the oppressed and ACTS to provide refuge, safety and worth💕
use your voice, use your privilege, and use your GIFTS to actively fight against institutions that perpetuate shame
I AM because WE ARE🌿
love you guys💗
1 thes. 2:8
because we love you so much, we are delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God, but our lives as well