Around the world, local women are helping one another tackle the problems that darken their lives—domestic violence, sex trafficking, war, poverty, illiteracy, discrimination, inequality, malnutrition, disease.
These women may lack material resources, but they possess a wealth of an even more precious resource: imagination. And their imaginations light the dark.
They produce plays, compose and perform poetry, turn on the music and start line dances, perform puppet shows, design post cards, stage street skits. And they use creative strategies.
Listen as women in fifteen countries on five continents tell their own stories in their own words. Discover a new kind of collective leadership as staff, donors and beneficiaries collaborate--and solve--intractable problems that face women and their families.
The women you are about to meet are showing us how to use our time, talent, resources, courage and creativity to cause change. I hope their stories will inspire you to join them for it will surely take all of us working together to kindle new hope and possibilities for our world.
-- Paola Gianturco