Girls and Technology: Dressember Day 10

Technology is  powerful tool. The UN Women, UNICEF and UN-Habitat launched an online website which also works as a smartphone app that brings together information on support services for women and girls who are survivors of violence.

This is a perfect example of self-empowerment through the utilization of mobile technology. It is also a great way to build a network of well-informed, tech-savvy, and empowered women, regardless of social class. There has been an influx of apps and mobile technology being created, as mobile devices become more readily available and inexpensive.

Take a look at this video promoting  hyper-local, mobile hotspot mapping and services identification.

 

Learn more about this app and about how its transforming communities, including favelas, in Brazil, here.

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Returning to Ballet at 50: Dressember Day 9

“I realized, if not now, when? Or more aptly, if not now, never.”- Yona Zeldis McDonough
These words hold so much truth. Lately, I’ve been struggling with figuring out my next steps. I too often err on the side of caution because I am at ease with the familiar. Yet, I wonder if the path I’m heading down is only providing temporary stability and satisfaction; that I am doing myself a disservice and stiffing the potential and happiness of my life? Is it too safe?
A friend recently told me that “life doesn’t change until you make that decision.” And they are right. I sometimes wish life came with a manual. It’d be so much easier. Until then, I’ll continue to figure it out. One experience/trial/stumble/mistake/ fashion disaster after another, until I can say, “This is where I’m supposed to be.”
Finally, I read this little piece about starting again, wherever you left off. I thought it was touching and well written.
Enjoy!
Yona Zeldis McDonough on her return to ballet at fifty.

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