We have over 1,200 “friends” on the Facebook group: “The Official Group of Girls Fight Back.” Today I noticed it’s been wayyyy too long since I last gave you the updates. So here ye are:
Hi all. All i can say is WOW. This has been a helluva spring, and I mean that in a good way. I visited over 30 cities with Girls Fight Back, and lots more people know how to kick ass today than about 3 months ago…and that is a very good thing.
Wanna hear my life’s irony? That during my speaking tours, I do my best to savor every moment as the blessings they are. But on the hard days, when I’m surrounded by asshole business travelers or when a demonic mom decides to change her baby’s POOPY diaper next to me on an enclosed airplane (this really happened), I just console myself in looking forward to summer. I always think, “Oh, it will be so calm and relaxing at home in Colorado come June.” And then June comes and I realize I’m more crazed than ever!
This June is no exception. We have big things in the works, including a visit to New York City for a major book signing this week and also we’ll be shooting the first ever LIVE Girls Fight Back seminar at Comcast studios in Denver…and it will be 100% high definition. And we’ll have a live studio audience, just like Price is Right! (OK, not quite…but whatev.) Furthermore, we’re cookin’ up plans so that you can start your very own chapter of GFB at a high school or college. More on that coming soon…but just know we’re goin’ international, baby!
While all this lovely madness is swirling about GFB headquarters, there are still some moments that make me stop and pause…often with a tinge of sadness. On June 12, 2008, it will be 7 years from the day Shannon McNamara was murdered. Oddly, I will find myself in New York City…the same place where all this started. Talk about full circle.
I believe the best way we can honor the memory of Shannon and so many others affected by violence is to keep on truckin’ and never give up. To keep stretching for big goals to end violence and empower people in the process. In the wise words of Wayne Campbell & Garth Algar: GAME ON!
As always, thanks for sticking with us.