There was one quote in particular that caught my eye in the Google Doodle for International Women's Day 2019: "Wings are freedom only when they are wide open in flight. On one's back they are a heavy weight."
There's something about this quote that really speaks to me. I like the way it places emphasis on the importance of spreading your wings and embracing your strengths, your brilliance. The importance of doing what you're meant to do, what you love to do, what you feel called to do, your freedom.
This year for International Women's Day I would like to encourage everyone to join the Shimmy Mob!
It's a "flash mob" type of event and the largest belly dancing event of its kind. It's been held for eight years in 44 countries with over a thousand teams and more than 10,000 participants!
The goal is to create awareness to end domestic violence and support victims of abuse around the world. Shimmy Mob is volunteer run and a portion of the registration fees goes directly to local shelters.
Anyone can join! Men, women and children. No experience necessary. It's held around the world, and if there is no local group you can create one!
The Registration Deadline is March 31st.
Practices start in April and the Shimmy Mob will be Saturday, May 11, 2019.
For more information, visit www.shimmymob.com
And yes, I’ve signed up! I will be part of the Shimmy Mob. :)
If you need some inspiration, check out this video: