“Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.” – Mother Teresa
You can make the world a better place starting now. Day by day in your own way. Start with just one person a day and although you may not see the change it is sure to cause a ripple effect that is positive.
Let Mother Teresa be the proof of this and let it motivate you to start being the change you want to see.
As women we are often caught in the middle of multiple activities and responsibilities inside and outside the office. We must take it upon ourselves to recognize our own contributions to every corner of life and continue to work toward our individual successes as well.
“We know that whatever we do is simply a droplet in the ocean. But if that droplet were missing, the ocean would be lacking.” – Mother Teresa
It is important to remember what Mother Theresa said about all of our droplets contributing to the full content of the ocean. Within both work and home our ties are so varied that it is often easy to forget our individual value within the entire sphere. There are contributions made that benefit everyone else in our lives, no matter whether they are friends, family or colleagues. Keep your own strength at hand in all locations and be prepared for all the difficulties that may come along, because every drop of life you add to those around you is your valuable contribution.
Rebecca Barry is a director, writer and producer of documentary and drama films and a graduate from the Australian Film Television and Radio School. Her films have screened at Melbourne International Film Festival, Sydney International Film Festival, St Kilda Short Film Festival, Flickerfest, ATOM, WOW and Columbia University USA. She has been the recipient of many awards including winning the Best Student Documentary prize at the Australian International Documentary conference 2003, the AFTRS Film Australia Award 2003 and was the recipient of the AFTRS Screen Critics Circle award for Best Director and Best Film. She was also a nominee for the Emerging Talent Award by the Screen Critics Circle 2003 and recently Highly Commended at the 2009 Australian Directors Guild Awards.
Her work as director or producer include:
Footy Chicks (SBS), Inspiring Teachers (SBS), Home and Away (Channel 7), The Surgeon (Channel 10), You Am I – The Cream and The Crock (DVD release), Beats Across Borders (ABC), Dunstan Baby Language (DVD release), The Space In Between, The McDonagh Sisters (SBS), A Modern Marriage (SBS), Overture (ABC).
Shana Douglas ““ CultureMASH Founder
“I believe that our success in life is truly measured by the impact we have on other peoples lives. In each of us, there is the ability to do great things and make a difference by serving and helping others. To find a group of individuals who feel the same and want to give something back is a blessing and CultureMASH I hope will bring a new level of volunteerism to our region and change the lives of many for the better.”
The word busy is not in Boot Girl Heathers vocabulary. By most standards people would run for their slippers and a couch at first-glance of her calendar! She is however, wired to be on-the-go at every turn in life and she doesnt even drink coffee! Little wonder she left the corporate world of Public Relations, mostly out of the need to become free of panty hose and the office cubicle. Who could blame her after spending most of her life on a soccer field? Containing her energy, passion for life and serving others would be a terrible waste given shes coached countless individuals to a healthy lifestyle as a personal trainer.
Heather was born in McAllen, TX and progressively migrated in a triangular fashion across the southern part of the state. A graduate of Texas A&M with a degree in Communications, Heather turned her love of fitness into a full-time job. Her fitness regime and management of Prescription Fitness in Houston even caught the attention of People Magazine.
Heather joined forces with friend and fellow Boot Girl Leigh Ann to start an event planning business in the Houston area when it became evident she still didnt understand the meaning of the word “busy”. This merger laid the foundation for her involvement in the start-up of the Boot Campaign where she is the Volunteer and Events Coordinator for the campaign; a role she shares with Boot Girl Leigh Ann of course!
She is also a widely-read freelance journalist and Editor at Feministing.com. She is a Senior Correspondent for The American Prospect and her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Newsweek, and the Christian Science Monitor, among others.