In between Madonna taming dancing bulls in her Matador outfit and Kanye nearly interrupting Beck’s acceptance speech you may have noticed someone even more controversial on the Grammy broadcast: President Barack Obama.
Speaking to the audience via video, President Obama challenged the artists and all of us to STOP violence against women.
Not your usual performance, however coupled with a strong statement by a domestic violence survivor and a haunting song by Katy Perry, the President’s message was clear…we ALL must be part of the solution.
Yet this is just one fight on a multifaceted front. As demonstrated by a round-up of amazing posts, there is a war going on and women are on the front lines.
That is why you’ll be hearing from me, along with many others, as we partner with BlogHer, BlogHer’s parent company SheKnows Media and Public Radio International to make sure we highlight what is going on with women and women in the news. Why? I honestly think Brown Girl From Boston said it best:
“I couldn’t refuse this partnership because I, too, am a woman like Sojourner Truth stated during a speech about the trials and tribulations of African-Americans during slavery and post slavery but allowing her voice to flow and be strong enough to stated that she is a woman despite her skin complexion and life journey.
During this period of the #womenslives campaign, I will speak my truth, spread awareness in a loving and authentic manner. I am going to share other women’s voices and stories along with statistics that will remind of the role we need to play as women being equal in the world. I hope you all will enjoy the stories and campaign because we are going to bring greatness in an authentic and loving manner.”
So with that, I give you #WomensLives … because THIS is why I got into blogging, to share your stories, to share my stories and to change the world.