Photo Credit to Andrea Gamboa, taken 2017.
“Don’t Call it a Come Back, WE’ve Been Here for Years!”
Hello Supporters of WE!
In the words of Hip Hop legend LL Cool J, “Don’t call it a comeback..” Women Engaged has been here for years! Yet, I am excited to share with you our fresh newsletter that will be distributed monthly with updates on all that is happening at Women Engaged! I think of you often and hope that you and yours are finding ways to be well during this key turning point in US history. You may not have known, but in the midst of the current pandemic, Women Engaged (WE) is celebrating five years of dedicated service focusing on comprehensive voter engagement, election protection, political leadership training, mentorship, selfcare and public policy advocacy in Georgia. We are living out our vision to create a world that cherishes and respects Black women and girls especially during these most unsettling of times. And this moment reminds me of this profound quote:
“Centering on Black joy (...) is about holding the pain and injustice we experience as Black folks around the world in tension with the joy we experience in the pain’ midst. Black joy is healing, resistance and regeneration. The two, joy and pain, are not mutually exclusive, and often we need the latter to get through the former.” Kleaver Cruz, Founder of the Black Joy Project.Read more