My favourite superhero is Batman (long before Christopher Nolan's movies, although I love those, too). I've always liked his character because he is an ordinary man who does extraordinary things. Isn't that what moms are, as well? Using tools, gadgets, help (where's my Alfred, btw?), sometimes sneakiness, and a lot of moxie to accomplish greatness; is there a better description of a mom?
We've loaded dignify with new kantha throws, large kantha spreads, silk blend kantha throws, more minis, and even a bit of new jewellery. It's like an explosion of prints & colours over here! Shop for a mom, a friend, or for yourself. Each purchase makes a real-world impact on a woman's life in Bangladesh or around the world, making YOU the hero of the day.
(Photo courtesy of Friends of Basha)
Reflections from my experience visiting a Brothel in Bangladesh
As impossible as it is for me to believe now, earlier in 2020 I flew around the world. The primary objective was to visit Bangladesh and see, in person, the life-changing work in which dignify has had the privilege to participate over these past 8 years.
A friend recently asked on Facebook for “the most challenging and enlightening resource you have read/watched about the problem of racism in America”. This question received numerous responses within the day: half a dozen films, dozens of books, podcasts, courses, and other hubs of information resources (as well as the astute reply, “Conversation”, which is, of course, the most relational and human of “resources”).
I think that this experience was shared by most people in early June (as protests & concerns over racial injustice had reached a critical volume): so many resources, so much to learn.
But now, 2 months later… what have we done with the magnitude of worthy, fascinating, perspective-altering information & insights that have been brought to our attention?
And this it only in the area racial injustice. In other interests & concerns: How much do we know? How much have we learned & read & listened to already?
Approximately 25 years ago (in March 2020), we did a customer/reader survey. I asked what you like to read on the blog & one of the respondents suggested a post on "living generously". What a fabulous idea and perfect for this time in history!
[The title of this post implies some kind of authority or expertise — ha! Nope, no experts here... just some thoughts on generosity from a fellow human, trying to make my way!]