“Caring for myself is not self indulgence, it is self preservation and that is an act of political warfare” -Audre Lorde.
We’ve been resting.
In fall of 2021 WLN took an abrupt, yet necessary, hiatus to rest and evaluate how we focus and expend our energy. Our work on the Universal Periodic Review of the U.S. consumed much of our collective soul requiring our laser focus on the experiences of the horrendous human rights abuses faced by women and girls who were fleeing unthinkable conditions, only to be met with abuse where they sought safety.
As women leaders we recognize the impact of that work and the resulting collective trauma and pushed the pause button so we could nurture ourselves and recover to continue our important work.
We have returned to that work now with a commitment to “adopt the pace of nature. Her secret is patience” (Ralph Waldo Emerson). We are glad to be among you again.
Breathe deeply and Go