“You know how they say what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas? What happens in the Arctic doesn’t stay in the Arctic.”
– Kumi Naidoo (South African born human rights activist)
The Arctic followed me home, changing me in ways that have nothing to do with the physical feat, the scenic discoveries or even the mental release from the end of a long journey. I am more grateful, calm and less distracted by unimportant things in life, thanks to each of you.
Thank you so much for your support. Rose is “beary” grateful.
I can’t help but “bear” my soul by thanking the hundreds of supporters – literally hundreds of you – who took every step with me. You lifted the mental, spiritual and physical burdens of this enormous challenge and carried me to the finish line.
We hope the stories from this past week pay thanks to your amazing support but also invite you to find meaningful ways to discover greater happiness in your own journeys. Know that we plan to continue sharing our “Letters from the Arctic” series once a week on Friday or Saturday to keep you laughing, learning and inspired by the journey and the conversations.
Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of two Indigenous women, Mary Two-Axe Earley and Sharice Davids. Mary Two-Axe Earley was a women’s rights advocate who married an Irish-American and lost her status and property rights under the Indian Act of 1876. She spent three decades fighting the Canadian government and eventually won.
Her story inspires us to believe we can shape our own destiny, much like Mary, Sharice Davids. Sharice continues this fight south of the 59th parallel, as the first gay, LBGT representive from Kansas and the first Indigenous woman elected to Congress in 2018.
Both women exemplify the wealth of opportunities that unfold when women give voice to and protect other Indigenous women.
Have a great week ahead and we look forward to seeing you on WomanScape!
Rose & the WomanScape Team