The current state of world events is heart-wrenching, from the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, the devastation following the massive earthquake in Haiti, and the relentless global spread of the COVID-19 delta variant to the political polarity and incessant misinformation in its wake.
As a woman, watching what’s happening in Afghanistan is particularly difficult. It’s watching the possibility of half the population getting wiped out and thinking “there goes girl power, dreams, and profound ingenuity.”
The layers of pain leave me speechless. It’s so hard to feel this helpless… unable to make a meaningful impact.
My heart goes out to everyone who is directly affected. People are not meant to live in such a state of suffering.
I feel heartbroken, afraid, and sad, but I know I am not powerless. We are often more resourceful than we give ourselves credit for. I know we can do something. .. together.
I’m putting together a list of organizations doing critical work and will see what I can do to support them.
I’ll start by believing and taking action in the commitment to our collective well-being.
There’ll be a miracle in this mess.