Meaningful skills

Something that’s been really rewarding about attending the WWR conference is being exposed to the passions and skills of all sorts of people and significance of their skills. I went to the ‘social justice media’, which is a non-profit organization that helps people become technologically literate. It’s a program that emphasizes community and how having technological skills is a feminist tool; it helps people have access to valuable information and have their voice be heard. I also listened in on a skill sharing workshop, where a group of women learned a beautiful Balkan folk song. The leaders introduced with a traditional folk song about the morning star, and I appreciated its haunting quality. I overhead one of the leaders describe the work shop as a ‘beautiful bonding experience’ for the women present.

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