The staggering statistic: one in three women on earth will be physically assaulted in her lifetime. Today, in more 194 countries, on the 15th anniversary of V-Day (V for Victory, Valentine and Vagina), women (and men), will participate in One Billion Rising events: striking, singing, dancing–an enormous global presence demanding the end to the violence.
Jane can actually dance. I’m inelegant, but game, and we’re off to Washington Square Park at 1:30 pm to join the dance flash mob which will start moving at 2:14 pm:
To find an event near you:
And I can’t think of women rising without thinking of Dr. Maya Angelou and her beautiful, endlessly inspiring 1978 poem, “Still I Rise.”