A World Without Categories...Art Is Why I Get Up in the Morning...You?

An S.O.S.: Calling Upon All Angels

Joy Matters*

*Passion & Compassion*

Seek out, seek in...always seeking, always on a journey to bridge the world within with the world around.

Knowing that so many are hurting and alone when there is no need.

If we could just pause long enough to turn the tide.

We are a force of nature because we are nature.

Even when the oil runs dry, the sun will still fuel us. All the panic takes us further away from our natural state, our connection to the creative force, and to the brilliant power of simply being alive. 

Enjoy the ocean if you can and work toward it.

I aim to use my time to add to the creative rather than destructive forces vying for the Earth's resources.

I have found over a million Earth angels on the same mission: to create sustainable beauty out of life.

Let this be a prelude and not the exception.

I honor the lights of this great city as a power point for change, as the center of art, and as a vine of near-ripe revolutionaries.

Artists, women, good people of the Earth rising: rise some more. 

*Revolution begins with personal evolution...

Bless & Be Blessed*

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Training Others to Triumph

Women's eNews 21 Leaders for the 21st Century 2008

By Alexus Jones - WeNews correspondent

(WOMENSENEWS)--Pushing, pushing, pushing, resting and pushing again, for the improvement of women's lives is the heart of the work of 20 women and one man selected as Women's eNews 21 Leaders for the 21 st Century for 2008.

One is a sports executive who wrested $11.5 million from one of the powerful pro basketball franchises, the New York Knicks, for tolerating the sexual harassment of her and her co-workers; another trains indigenous women to become paid reporters for her news services in Mexico and Nepal. Yet another energizes historically black women's colleges in the United States and organized women to topple a brutal African dictator. These leaders and the 17 others Women's eNews names today share a vision of a better world for women.

The Women's eNews 21 Leaders for the 21 st Century reflect the Women's eNews global readership: One lives in Liberia, another in Vietnam; others work and seek change in U.S. cities from Chicago to Biloxi, Miss., and many points in between.

Choosing the 21 Leaders for the 21 st Century was especially difficult this year because of the overwhelming response by readers, contributors and Women's eNews freelance writers. The Women's eNews staff and board members carefully considered each nomination and were inspired by all of the nominees' personal commitments, strategies and victories. Sometimes during the process the selection committee was so torn by the need to limit the honorees to only 21 that the only resolution was to open a new file and begin the nomination process for 2009.

"I continue to be surprised, amazed, heartened and humbled by those nominated to be a Women's eNews 21 Leader," says Rita Henley Jensen, editor in chief of Women's eNews. "Their often unnoticed initiatives are enormously significant in the worldwide efforts to ensure women take their place in all aspects of daily life, from the equitable distribution of food to ending tyranny and all that is required to accomplish both."

Women's eNews invites its readers to be amazed too by the work of the following 21 Leaders for the 21 st Century for 2008.

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