Friday, June 17, 2011

a country of women

A Country of Women is the title of an article from More magazine that I first saw mentioned over at Hella Delicious a few weeks ago.

I don't even know what to say about it. Other than it feels right to somehow bear witness to their experience -- and ever since I read the article and looked at its photo gallery, I've thought about these women every single day.

Because we're in it together.


Twenty-five years after the world’s worst nuclear accident, More visits a hardy community of women who’ve made a home in Chernobyl’s desolate, radioactive surroundings. Why they chose to live here after the disaster, defying the authorities and endangering their health, is an inspiring tale—about the pull of ancestral lands, the healing power of shaping one’s destiny and the subjective nature of risk.

6 comments:

liniecat said...

Bless them, and we thinkw e have hard lives? As if....

woman with wings said...

Lyn, "as if" is right.

Martine said...

would be interesting to talk with them............
Looks to me very much like the grandmothers healing!
"When the Wisdom of the Grandmothers is Heard the World will Heal."
XXXm

Marie said...

Wow...I read the article. It just goes to show you that you can not hold back a determined spirit and no matter what "man" says..the spirit of determination rules. :)

woman with wings said...

Martine, I love that -- what you say rings true (and gives me goosebumps/truthbumps). We are in the midst of healing. A healing crisis? xo

woman with wings said...

Marie, yes -- maybe that determination fuels their grandmothers' wisdom to do the real work of healing?