This time last week I was in a tin can above the clouds headed to the MomsRising retreat. As many of you know, I have been working with the organization this year as a fellow. When I stepped into this, I had no idea what I was doing. And let's just be honest, I don't know if that has changed much. But, I am here for it! To be the change that Gandhi told me about. Because I want my child to be in a better world. And I want my grandchildren to not know of some of the injustices that we face every day.
I am empowered by being around so many incredibly talented, smart and committed people. Mostly women. And can I just tell you something? I was nervous as to how things would play out in an organization with so many women. I've worked in a mostly-female environment in the past and while we had good rapport, there were always little offshoots of pettiness and passive aggressiveness that did not sit well with me.
The way that all of these women interact, listen, lend support and get along makes me want to create a commune for all of us to move into! I have seen what women working together can create and MAN it's good! I loved finally meeting everyone face to face and really connecting with them. I think it has further bonded us and solidified my resolve to continue working for all the issues that affect moms and families in this country.
If you haven't already, you need to check out MomsRising. And if you will be voting tomorrow, I encourage you to take the voting pledge and check out the cool graphic you can share on social media to remind others to do the same.
The future looks brighter to me because I have skin in the game and have a very clear understanding that my voice counts and matters. And you know what the best thing about it is? Yours does too! I hope you will join the million moms across the country who believe that together their voices can change the world. Don't ever doubt it: we can. And we will.