"Writing is my passion. It is a way to experience the ecstatic. The root understanding of the word ecstasy—“to stand outside”—comes to me in those moments when I am immersed so deeply in the act of thinking and writing that everything else, even flesh, falls away."
-bell hooks

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Yes we are at the end of one journey, but a beginning of another

This started out as a journey, a journey for young individuals like ourselves to find out what drove us nuts and how we could change that. We did. As the girls said, we started this only a few months ago as part of a voice project assignment for our seminar class in Women Studies. Who knew that establishing a blog would have such impact-and we would like to thank you. You, the readers and posters thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedules to read our opinions and critical analyses. You, gave us the strength to realize that even thought we are individuals, as a collective we can make a difference. It is a real shock on how much success has generated from this. We have opened up a virtual space for women to converse as a collective, and how many university students can say they did that. This was an experience that provided me with a different lens and outlook on others difference. Speaking of the lens, the title of the blog described the essence of our blog. Four Eyed Mouth- allows western women like myself to work in solidarity with non-western women like the others. This blog helped two perspectives realize that one was not more important than the other, rather that both were needed for it to be considered important. My favourite blogs were the ones posted by Teires that expressed groups in the community that assist women in achieving and maintaining a voice of their own. I definitely think these community agencies need to be praised more often for all the work that they do. I just want to thank the girls, and you, for taking the time to visit our blog. Even if it was for a brief second, you showed us that even though we are only 3 university students, we can make change. We wanted to advocate for change, but we didn’t do just that -we made change.

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