Women, War and What they fed the children.
"There is no greater burden that carrying an untold story." Maya Angelou
Eighty percent of the world’s refugees and internally displaced people are women and children.
In order to humanize these statistics, we are gathering stories of women and children from around the world who have experienced war or live in war impacted areas – with an expanded definition of war we include many who are not normally cited – in the United States we are collecting stories from Native American women whose lives are burdened by a legacy of trans-generational trauma – as are other women from places like New Orleans which at one point had more killings that Iraq at its peak.
There are many places in the developed world that meet the criteria as war zones past or present that do not generate press to hold these beleaguered communities and people in the context of war. In this project, we are not looking at politics or perpetrators, we are simply sharing stories of experience. And, we help where we can to resolve symptoms of toxic stress as well as offering resources toward re-mediating other problems. our goals are publicizing stories and building resilience and sustainability of gains made by our story tellers by engaging in our program.