“If you can meet Triumph and Disaster, And treat those two impostors just the same… Yours is the Earth and everything in it,” says Nobel Prize winner Rudyard Kipling.
As we begin a new year at WomanScape (WS), we ask you to re-imagine these poignant lines from Kipling’s 20th century poem “If” by posing the question, “What if?” It serves as the title for our latest magazine volume 7 and embraces the spirit of perseverance and hope during these challenging times.
WHAT IF empowers us to take control and to dream big as changemakers do throughout history. WHAT IF waves goodbye to the divisive anger, economic disparity, and polarizing politics of 2021 and gives voice to purpose free from despair, disenchantment and fear.
Re-imagine what each of us can be and do in the world this year. Be inspired by our wide range of story subjects that span the literary genius of Mary Shelley – who dared to write Frankenstein – or the life lessons of Dame Zaha Hadid, who colored outside of the lines for women with her trailblazing creativity as a star-architect. Whether you travel to the Faroe Islands for a Michelin Star meal or enjoy star interviews with women leading change, you’ll meet people bringing change to a world in need.
In the words of Maya Angelou, let’s rise up and build happiness and peace with stories that offer the building blocks for courage, inspiration and empowerment. We will triumph, no matter, in spite of, and because of “What If.”
Happy New Year