Growing up, “we” was a word I was taught to use much more often than “me”. I was raised in an environment where a strong emphasis was placed on my family and my community, and social justice and civic engagement define who I am.
This Mother’s Day, we’re celebrating the power of mothers, grandmothers, sisters and women worldwide. In our work, we’ve seen that when moms are empowered, they can transform families, communities, and even generations – they have a unique power to inspire us and make a difference.
This past Sunday, mothers in the U.S. were honored by their loved ones for their generosity and often self-sacrificing kindness. Defined differently by cultures and communities the world over, motherhood is a unique experience capable of altering the life of a woman permanently.