Su James of Oyster and Pearl blog attended the 100 Women connect event on Sunday, and plans to become a member. She has written a blog post on the 100 Women connect event, and her passion around the topic of the empowerment of women.
There are a great many things I am passionate about. Some lean to the superficial, others are more of the serious variety. The one thing I can guarantee though is that anything I am passionate about I approach with great fervour. I can sometimes be quite excessively enthusiastic, perhaps to the extent that you may be worried to bring your children and elderly around me. What’s life without passion, right?
When it comes to the more serious topics which I am passionate about, there is nothing that I feel so strongly about than the continued advancement and empowerment of women. All women, wherever they live, whatever they do, whoever they are. I once had someone say to me that continuing to speak about women and what they do, their issues and their rights in isolation to men did nothing other than to create and encourage division. I would disagree. If you want change in anything, rarely does that come about by remaining silent or through a lack of action. Unfortunately the world does not work that way. Continuing to accept the status quo or foolishly thinking that all will work itself out in time, is about as likely to create positive change as I am likely to grow a couple more inches in height. It would be great if both could happen, but something tells me that’s not the way it’s going to go.
About Su: Oyster & Pearl is a mish-mash assortment of what interests me, what I enjoy, what I love, what I eat and what I appreciate. Sometimes a little tongue-in-cheek, and never taking myself too seriously.
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