My granddaughter Quinn was born on November 4, 2023. Quinn’s birth made me twice the Nonna that I used to be. (My grandson Wyatt was born November 25, 2021.) Becoming a Nonna (Grandma in Italian), made me embrace the fragile complexity of life that is especially evident in these tender children. An indescribable sweetness is inherent in being a grandmother that is in some ways more powerful and poignant than becoming a mother in the first place. I feel as though I have passed on my life force, that had it not been for my own life, these children would not be here on this earth. Whatever wisdom I have acquired during the course of my own life, I am able to pass on to these children who are uniquely my progeny. As a Nonna, a writer, and a giver of life, I can help to make a better world, that ultimately benefits all children. So, I came up with a list of simple beliefs that #WomenBelieve.
Women Believe in Democracy.
Women Believe in upholding the U.S. Constitution.
Women Believe that the U.S. Constitution is the supreme law of the land.
Women Believe in the right to choose our own destiny.
Women Believe we have the right to control our own bodies.
Women Believe we must protect the environment.
Women Believe we must be good stewards of the earth.
Women Believe in the proposition that all people are created equal.
Women Believe in defending the proposition that all people are created equal.
Women Believe in the fundamental dignity inherent in every human being.
Women Believe in upholding integrity, fairness, honor, truth, and decency.
Women Believe in building trust as the bedrock of all relationships.
Women Believe in helping those who are unable to care for themselves.
Women Believe in aspiring to live a life led by kindness and compassion.
Women Believe in speaking up and fighting against corruption, greed, and deception.
Women Believe every person is entitled to pursue life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.