There are only 4 days left until Women Like Us star board member Terry Kaiser and women of all ages board a plane to Kenya - a country of extraordinary beauty and people.
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Her work, I really think her workIs finding what her real work isAnd doing it,Her work, her own work,Her being human,Her being in the world.
Ursula K. Le Guin
What is OUR work? The work of the feminine...the work of this gender... the meaning to the activities of our lives, day in and day out.
My mind runs to the measuring of my life by the quality of relationships; family, children, friends, coworkers and the richness felt by my personal soul when I give back to the world.
But these would simply be the by-product of an even deeper work, a work that is constant and continual and has been there my entire life. From the moment that I get out of bed, throughout my days, into my evenings; over holidays, Saturdays, Sundays; in times of joy, in times of strife, in times of quiet reflection or chaos; that deeper work is the discovery, re-discovery and re-birth of me along the way.
My work is to be a woman on my own terms and of my own definition. My work is to understand that the woman I was at 19, at 32, at 45, at 55 and on and on will be ever-growing, continually developing, always learning and re-defining the meaning of me. And it's my work to persevere in it.
And so, my work, is to understand, accept, support, educate and know, really know, the person who is me. To question, seek answers, feel the energy of the world and claim what I want from it, and, in turn encourage other women to come along with me. And, as I travel on this life journey of defining and knowing myself, of being a part of and doing the job of living, I know that my work is to make my own personal contribution and share what I've learned with the world so you, they, whomever, too can take what is needed from my life and do your work.
Linda Rendleman CEO/Cofounder Women Like Us Foundation
What could three seemingly unrelated topics like Kenya, famous international artist Nancy Noel, and a major news broadcasting program possibly have in common? Women Like Us. In case you do not know about this particular facet of Women Like Us, we passionately support the NA Noel Pre-School in Kenya. Famous artist Nancy Noel from our very own Noblesville, Indiana started this school after one of her trips to Africa in search for artistic inspiration. Instead, she found inspiration to change the lives of those who so desperately needed a safe, comfortable place to receive an education. If you would like to find out more information about how this all started and how Women Like Us has helped in the past check out our website here: https://www.womenlikeusfoundation.org/nanoel/#sthash.Y2QZXb64.dpbs
You can still travel with us.
This summer Women Like Us will be traveling yet again to Kenya! A group of passionate Women Like Us supporters, along with our International Spokesperson Catt Sadler from E!News and our CEO Linda Rendleman, will be traveling to the beautiful country to volunteer with Nancy Noel, visit other women-led causes, and explore the plains of Africa for 12 days. More information can be found here: https://www.womenlikeusfoundation.org/trips.cfm?ID=5#sthash.9qc3kUG9.dpbs
How does FOX59 News fit into this ensemble of women led humanitarianism? For their PayItForward segment, Women Like Us and Nancy Noel will be featured on the morning of February 24, 2014. That is tomorrow! If you have a busy schedule like the rest of us, do not worry! You will have three opportunities to catch the segment. Be sure to tune in around 5:45 am, 8:15 am, or 9:50 am to see the great humanitarian work of Nancy Noel and how Women Like Us will be helping come this summer.
I leave you with this quote from our very own Nancy Noel, "Love", we truly believe, "is the only thing that changes things".