As I journeyed to the other side of the world an extraordinarily long way from home: 24 hours from Los Angeles, 6 hours from Singapore, 2 hours from Cairns, off Australia's northern coast I realized one thing; the women of these countries needed the same things all humans need. To be acknowledged
To be heard
To have folks listen open heartedly without judgement.
Although my trip had a dark subject matter from time to time I couldn't help but be excited about the futures of these young people. What encouraged me most were the hundreds of younger women who were eager for empowerment and the young men willing to aid them in their quest for change. To say I was blessed with the opportunity to speak life into the next generation of world changers is an understatement.
Typically a more reserved culture with extremely quiet youth boxed in by imposed taboos and beliefs they literally talked to me for hours. As I spoke to the crowds of "hungry" youth I could sense the power of change and enlightenment flowing through me to them igniting the atmosphere.