This post is  dedicated to my daughter and all of the mothers, daughters, nieces, cousins, aunts and grandmothers  in the world.

February 14th was the day of 1 Billion Rising.

From Democracy Now

The original video

The Dance video

In South Africa

Saskatchewan Rising

In Naples

On 29 January 2013 in Brussels, the European Parliament rose and danced with Eve Ensler in a One Billion Rising flashmob to call for an end to violence against women and girls.

In Oxford

In Arequipa

In San Francisco

In Madison, WI

My fiance and I were RISING this morning at the Capitol Rotunda in Madison, Wisconsin, USA



Petoskey, Michigan

V-Day with She-Jitsu – One Billion Rising


The following dance is choreographed and performed by the children of New Light, an NGO working in the red light area of Kalighat, Kolkata, India.


Petaluma, CA



On February 14, 2013, Greenfield Community College staff and students participated in the world wide call to action know as “1 Billion Rising”.

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A conference in New Delhi India

A conference in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The list goes on…