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City of Joy Graduates Its Sixth Class
"When We Believe In Our Dreams, They Come True"

On 20 November, City of Joy graduated its sixth class of 90 girls and women, bringing the total number of City of Joy Graduates to 492. In this new blog from Congo, our beloved V-Day Congo Director/Director of City of Joy Christine Schuler Deschryver brings us into the world of City of Joy and the lives of these incredible women who are turning their pain to power. Your support allows the City of Joy to continue to blossom.

"Love is the most precious and contagious thing we see in the life of every person who lives and works at City of Joy. It is that thing and secret which triggers change at City of Joy." - Christine Schuler Deschryver

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North Carolina Surfers "Paddle Out" for One Billion Rising

"I rise in opposition to the objectification and dehumanization of women...I rise for my motherhood, for my kin, for my loved ones. I rise because there is an imperative and dire need for a revolution. I rise for the one billion." - One Billion Rising activist and surfer Kristin Thompson

READ the original article available online at Drift Surfing also available in print from Salty at Heart



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