I remember the exact moment I realized I was somebody and I had the power to change the world.
I was asked to sign an online petition to save a woman who was being stoned to death in a foreign country. I had been asked to sign petitions many times before, but this time the names of others that had already signed were clearly visible. I signed my name with the likes of movie stars and famous athletes, leaders of countries and individuals with power and respect.
It was at that moment I realized that my name, though it was among the thousands of others, had importance, as much importance as all the others. Instead of feeling like I was just another name on a list, I was claiming my space and in this instance we were all equal we each had ~ just one space to fill.
I began to understand that the important part of helping others and changing the world does not lie only with the power of the individual’s name or status but in the power of the person, the power in you and your name and the power in you claiming your space whether it be on a petition or in line feeding the poor.
You are only one but you are somebody and you are important to the world.
Everything changed that day for me. I knew I had to claim my space and that is when I created The Tenth Woman Project and One Solitary Child Projects to inform and enlighten people on ways they too can help.
I want everyone to know that you don’t need to worry about helping millions of people. That quickly becomes overwhelming and chances are you will feel powerless and end up doing nothing.
What I understood that day I hope you will grasp it too, I may not have the power to change millions of lives but I am somebody and if I claim my space I have the power to change the life of one other person and for that one person it may mean everything and that will be enough!