Tuesday, April 19, 2011

I: Inspiration

Taken from an interview on Good.is, here's one response from Houston Texan's running back Arian Foster that can only remind us of two words: Motivation & Inspiration.

"G: What do you feel is your biggest accomplishment to date?
AF: My whole life people would tell me I wouldn't make it to the NFL. In the 7th grade, when my teacher asked me what I wanted to do and I replied, "Play in the NFL," she told me to have a back-up plan. She didn't tell any of the kids who wanted to be doctors or lawyers to have a back-up plan. After college, I didn't get drafted, and I was also cut from my current team. Then this past year, I led the NFL in rushing, and touchdowns, while becoming a pro bowler and First team ALL pro. My biggest accomplishment is overcoming limitations."

Lesson here: Support your local Boys & Girls clubs! You never know whose lives you're affecting :)

Monday, April 18, 2011

Cherchez Le Femme

Vestergaard Frandsen x WomenDeliver x Carbon For Water Campaign

I've always said that during my travels, my theory coincides with truth. I've learned that we are a global community and we shouldn't think otherwise. I consider myself a global citizen. My neighbors aren't limited to the lines that separate our states or the waters that separate our countries. Rather, a fine line connects us together.

Especially during the influx of the technology era we're experiencing. We've witnessed parts of Egypt intertwine by social media in order to stand for their rights. And the whole world was watching, stirring awareness and emotions to fellow neighbors all over the world.

But there are so many other stories out there that validate our fragile connectedness. I'm going to make every effort to jump start this opportunity that will only further my will to be a better global citizen.

With my pen, pad and the inspiration from fellow journalists such as Ann Curry, Marisa Mazria Katz and others who travel to lands unknown to be a voice for the voiceless, let us begin.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Q: Quotes: Taking a Cue from Maya Angelou

"Most people really don't become friends. They become deep and serious acquaintances. But in a friendship you get to know the spirit of another person; and your values coincide. Friends may disagree, but not about serious matters. A friend will stand for you when you are no longer able. A woman can say to herself,If I die, I know that my friend, my sister friend will be here to hold up the banner. Now that's very profound." -Maya Angelou as told to Essence Magazine

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Hope In the Time of Despair: Based on a True Story

Hope In the Time of Despair: Based on a True Story [EDIT 8/26/12] The post no longer exists on WomenWorking.com's forum, therefore I will just share the entire story here with you on my blog.
I did receive positive feedback from women on the site who appreciated the story during the time the Egyptian revolution was still very fresh on people's minds.