A reflection by Kristin Walter, co-founder of FeelGood and Crew 2030, in the wake of International Women’s Day.
When recently asked by Her Campus, “What are ways college-aged women can become activists on their campus?”, I thought I could answer by listing organizations I find inspiring. But I would rather share what my experience and my global community have taught me about “being the change we wish to see in the world.” Here are a few takeaways.
DATE OF MEETING: January 8, 2017
BOARD MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE: Becky Bond, Justin Donahue, Erin East, Sarah Ganassa, Prarthana Kotagiri, Kate Mitchell, Earl Pearson, Aubrey Redd, Amanda Salguero, Aisha White
As 2017 begins, the United States and our global community are undergoing significant changes. And, while the new year is always a time for reflection, reset, goals, and new routines, this year is coupled with political transition as well.
The election season, regardless of how we voted, shocked many of us to our core and has brought to light a divisiveness that needs addressing.
Finals are over and the holidays are upon us, and hopefully with that and the prospect of a new year there is a chance for us all to breathe and reflect on what matters most in our lives. We, at FeelGood, hope you have a restful, safe, and fulfilling winter break.
Have you ever experienced a moment that you knew you would remember for the rest of your life? A moment that, despite the seemingly endless chaos existing in the outside world, made you believe that everything would truly be okay. Myself, and everyone else who attended FeelGood’s Big Cheese conference in July 2016 were lucky enough to experience an entire weekend filled with moments like these.
This post is the first in a three-part series of reflections from Lauren Taber (UCSB ‘17) and Ashwini Bhide (UC Berkeley ‘14). In August 2015, the two embarked on an investor trip to Ghana with The Hunger Project, one of our Commitment 2030 Fund partners. They were selected as representatives of our movement because of demonstrated leadership locally and nationally. This blog series is a reflection on their experiences.
To be sure, the mission of The Hunger Project is diverse and expansive, but right in its name lies an issue that is close to the heart of the organization, and to that of the FeelGood movement: hunger.