Hey dolls. I want to share this article I wrote with Maria Bello for The Huffington Post about our incredible experience together in Haiti. I’ll be posting more pics and stories from this life-changing trip next week.
Who knew a woman who runs around on TV with a gun and another who runs around in heels would have so much in common? We were brought together through a bizzare turn of events, and we discovered our mutual goal of empowering women using our own unique voices. We decided to journey together with Kris, Farouk Shami, Patricia Arquette, Suzanne Lerner, and a few of their friends to experience the Haiti that Maria has come to know and love through her organization, We Advance.
We Advance was started after the earthquake in January 2010, as a direct response to the increase in gender-based violence and poor health care for women in the poorest areas of the country. We Advance works with and represents the voices of over 40 micro-organizations working in the most desperate situations and communities in Haiti.
Read the rest of the article on the Huffington Post and find out about the amazing women we celebrated in Haiti.
Photo © 2011 Rachel Tanzer