Even in my compassion, I have lacked action (Tiffany on "Voices from our Allies")

Tiffany posted a new blog “Even in my compassion, I have lacked action” on A Girl Like Me’s “Voices from our Allies” page:

…That is what she said in response to the hearing of another young woman dead in our community as she urged her friends on facebook to have a call to arms.  I was so struck by the statement that I knew it had to be my own. How many of us have heard the numbers about HIV/AIDS in our community and still lacked action? How many of us know someone in the community that has been discriminated against because of their status and done nothing? How many times have you said this is important I will take a stand and then continued to sit on the couch? Maybe it is only I who have done these things once or twice in my life but somehow I don’t think this falls into one of the things that make me unique. I, like many in the world, have had compassion and still lacked the action to bring about change. Largely, because I didn’t know what to do or how to get started. A year ago my action was writing this blog to show support for the women that were infected across the globe and offer the view point of an ally. Now, my action is hosting these pledge parties where women gather and figure out what action they can take, pledge one thing and get monthly reminders and tips to help them stay motivated and reach their goal.

My action is kind of small but in this step I am hoping to inspire other steps for me and the women in my circle. I hope you too can take action.

 

Read more of Tiffany’s blogs on “Voice from our Allies

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mumbaiyyagal's picture

A very powerful write-up. Keep it going! Cheerz

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