Tamara B. via Crowdrise
October 09, 2012
BENEFITING: PROJECT NOISE FOUNDATION
EVENT DATE: Sep 07, 2014
I'm returning to the Pumpkinman Triathlon for a third time (2014!) because I love to torture myself and, more importantly, raise charitable donations whilst doing so!
One of my chosen charities for 2014 is A is For. From their website:
"The scarlet letter “A” is an instantly recognizable symbol of excoriation and shame.
A is For is a campaign challenging the traditional meaning of the scarlet letter by encouraging women, and the men who support them, to wear the A proudly. We are taking back the A by re-appropriating its meaning to one of dignity, defiance, and autonomy.
We take our inspiration from Nathaniel Hawthorne’s fictional heroine of 17th century Puritan Boston, Hester Prynne, a woman branded by her fellows for daring to live a life according to her own conscience. We are refusing to be shamed into silence.
Women are waking up to the aggressive legislative assault on their health taking place in state houses and in Congress. It is an assault that threatens our physical freedom with a force unheard of in the last 40 years. With so-called “personhood” bills and a systematic campaign of dis-information, the overriding message we’re receiving is one we thought we’d overcome a long time ago: that women are too ignorant, too confused, too selfish and too thoughtless to be trusted with the control of our own bodies."
Donations made to A is For will benefit the Center for Reproductive Rights.
Help me support this fantastic organization and stand up for the right to be heard without being shamed, and take back our A’s.
The A is for Autonomy.
It’s for Allegiance.
It’s for Action.