As we put together this issue of Eye See, I kept thinking of one thing:
The first woman would have been saddened by today’s world. A gender of honor and help, service and love has been torn and battered. Today, women are more likely to be uneducated, sick, stolen, stolen from, sold, beaten, underpaid, and overworked. Women suffer the greatest injustices and are denied the most freedoms.
Digging into the stories of half the population first turns over brutality and fear. There are many accounts of women treated in the worst of ways and living in the worst of conditions.
Keep digging. There, in the dirt, past the bruises and denied potential is the seed of life, springing into our world with dignity and resilience.
Through these pages you will find some sadness – stories of pain and suffering, broken homes and injustice. You will also find beauty still reigning as we meet courageous, confident females working for freedom, dedicated educators, loving mothers, remarkable helpers and life-changing motivators.
Parts of the story are heartbreaking, but there is light in this darkness as women stand up, care for, lead and find that bringing and sharing hope is in their nature.
We invite you into the story and hope you can open your heart and mind to struggle and triumph.
We also invite you to jump in as we introduce Action Pages. Four pages filled with what you can do today to change the way the world will look tomorrow. Everything from book recommendations to conversation starters, we hope you find inspiration to continue the journey past the pages of this magazine and into your own life, everyday.
From all the women at Eye See (and the man!), thank you for reading and may you find and live your passion.
Darcie Nolan and the ESM team