Fierce And Feminine: Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz Models Leadership For Women The World Over.
With the World’s eyes upon her, I want to keep it focused on the importance this woman’s courage shows by example. The article attached is worth the read. Author Margie Warrell has said it best with practical ways to be your own brave self. My point is to promote what we, as women, can do together to help and encourage each other.
While other leaders played the “political” card from a safe distance, Mayor Cruz went into action on the front lines of the disaster that befell Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands and much of the Caribbean. Watching news feeds, my heart broke by what they were enduring and still are. The death toll continues to rise, though buried in news stories. Still very little power restored. Still no safe, drinkable water. Still a very real crisis after more than a month.
I watched in awe and admiration all the while being horrified with the lack of help being rendered to them. I posted before about the Jones Act, which was only lifted for a couple of weeks and which we can demand our congressional representatives dissolve. We can continue to send donations. We can spread the word and show up where called upon. And we can be courageous in whatever we are faced with.
Look for your hero’s. They are everywhere. They are the ones who will lift you up when you are down. They are the ones who put others well-being before their own. You might be your own hero waiting to be called upon. We are better together.