I cannot name two issues that strike more directly at the heart of every woman … and anyone who’s ever loved a woman.
But I mean, really? Who wants to be more aware of disease and violence? Personally, I am all too aware of these dismal, depressing things.
Cancer and domestic violence have flattened me with a 1-2 sucker punch. Unless you are a really good friend of mine, I don’t think you want to hear about the ravages of being bald, ashen, and exhausted from chemotherapy. And honest, you don’t want to know the horrific details about the domestic violence murder suicide in my family.
Trust me. You do not.
And I don’t blame you.
But how about the flip side? What if we focused on what could be and how to make that happen?
What if I came to you and said: “October is Women’s Health and Liberation Month?” How about we spend at least 31 days each year being aware of the possibilities?
The prospect of equality.
The dream of universal healthcare.
The vision of prevention (not early detection or intervention) for both cancer and domestic violence?
How about that?