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I Am The Western Woman, Inclusivity EQUALS Diversity...

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After show chats are almost as great as during the show chats & often that is where new show ideas come to life.  Today after our 'Living ON Purpose' show, Elaine & Penn & I were having a conversation about the 'inclusivity' concept of I Am the Western Woman.  Elaine mentioned that she had received some feedback in that regard.   The feedback came from a wonderful & compassionate woman who feels that stating that 'we are all Western women', meaning EVERYONE, is an unrealistic concept & that women in Westernized culture have a duty to speak out for women in other cultures who we perceive as 'oppressed' in some way or ways.  We spoke at some length about this & decided that we needed to do a show on this topic. Approximately 1 hour later, I was walking down a main city street where I live & was approached by a beautiful young woman named Nusaiba.   Nusaiba was wearing a hijab (head covering) & chabor (full long sleeve & to the ground robelike garment).  She was part of a group of individuals who were peacefully raising awareness about the plight of the citizens of Syria.  After a very short conversation with her, I knew she had to be on the show to discuss what the Dalai Lama's quote 'The Western Woman will save the world' means to her. 

Shortly thereafter, I was at a festival where a wonderful organization called unlearn (www.unlearn.com) had a display.  A synchronistic conversation with a young man, Ahmed, from Lebanon, brought me right back to the topic discussed earlier, this time, from a man's perspective.  Needless to say, Ahmed will also be on the show.  

THIS, to me, is what the I Am the Western Woman movement is all about, inclusivity, diversity, open-ness, singularity & LOVE....TUNE IN!!