The World Fair Trade Organization's Communications team asked me to share the names of inspirational women in my life for International Women's Day 2020.
This years campaign hashtag is #SheEmpowersMe
I chose to mention 4 ladies and invited them to continue the video challenge.
Ms Christina Longden - The Lorna Young Foundation
Ms Samini Bibi - Sabah Pakistan
Ms Roopa Mehta (Apa) - WFTO President
Ms Moon Sharma (Apa) - Tara Projects, India
Many other ladies who have joined the video chain include:
Mellisa of Gone Rural (Eswatini)
Sophie of Sabahar (Ethiopia)
Irani of Crafts Resource Centre (India)
Fred Masinde of Undugu (Kenya)
Valerie of Township Patterns (South Africa)
Nawangsari of Arum Dalu (Indonesia)
Yolita of Pekerti (Indonesia)
And Saffy Handicrafts and Saffy Inc (Philippines)!
The WFTO community is full of inspiring women.
I wish everyone a very happy International Women's Day 2020
#EachForEqual and #SheEmpowersMe!
Love, peace and blessings
My name is Sabeena, I love fair trade chocolate, travelling and writing blogs and producing films and about the fair trade producers and artisans I visit when I'm well.
I've lived with invisible disabilities for 30 years and chronic pain for last 4.
I've tried to keep the video short because my left shoulder is very painful.
Its been frustrating explaining my invisible medical disabilities and chronic pain to individuals who couldn't care less.
I'd like to change the narrative!
Another painful month and a stressful MRI scan and multiple appointments to see my orthopaedic consultant. My left shoulder has been excruciatingly painful.
I was happy to receive my copy of Bruce Crowther's book 'Not In My Lifetime.'
I attended day one of the annual International Fair Trade Towns Conference 2021.
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