Our Movement Was Made For This Moment {{VDay 2018}}

One out of three women worldwide will experience physical or sexual violence within their lifetime. One in 3.  The statistic alone is terrifying, yet in the wake of #MeToo, The Larry Nassar trial, pussy-grabbing Presidents and Weinstein's 'open secret' in Hollywood, it is no longer that hard to believe. Twenty years ago, when Eve Ensler … Continue reading Our Movement Was Made For This Moment {{VDay 2018}}

“The heart is capable of sacrifice…

The month of February is a wonderful month in my world. This is my 8th year of being involved in the international VDay movement. My involvement over those years has gone from online activism and raising awareness to last year being part of the organisation of Arusha's first VDay event. This year, I was production … Continue reading “The heart is capable of sacrifice…

Where words fail…

I don't have the words for what I have seen happening in Aleppo. The scenes being broadcast from within the destroyed city have become imprinted on my mind and my heart is broken.  The desperation of the people, the complete absence of humanity and mercy - it is almost impossible to make any sense of … Continue reading Where words fail…

On ‘White Saviour Barbie’ and why the conversation matters…

You may have seen the Instagram parody account 'White Saviour Barbie' - a  satirical account of a 20-year old service volunteer in Africa, documenting her journey to save children through self-sacrificing selfies.  The creators of @barbiesaviour have purposefully remained anonymous while maintaining the account, not only to make fun of their own experiences as volunteers in … Continue reading On ‘White Saviour Barbie’ and why the conversation matters…

A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and a Prayer

  As the second, and final, event of our V-Day events in Arusha, the beautiful V-Day team presented readings from "A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and A Prayer". The book, edited by V-Day's founder, Eve Ensler, is a powerful collection of writings on the theme of stopping violence against women and girls. The monologues … Continue reading A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and a Prayer

“My revolution begins in the body. It isn’t waiting anymore…” – Eve Ensler 

  Last night I had the privilege and joy of being part of the cast of The Vagina Monologues here in Arusha as part of the incredible worldwide V-Day movement.   Eve Ensler's play is both funny and thought-provoking. From the hilarious moments within "The Flood", "The Vagina Workshop", and "Because He Liked To Look … Continue reading “My revolution begins in the body. It isn’t waiting anymore…” – Eve Ensler 

V-Day 2016 

  For many years I have been a supporter of the V-Day Movement and of Eve Ensler's incredible work bringing the voices and stories of women around the world to the world stage.  In 1998, Eve launched V-Day, a global non-profit movement that has raised over $100 million for groups working to end violence against … Continue reading V-Day 2016