The Prayer of Vulnerability: "Give me the courage to show up and let myself be seen."
Among other things, my participation in the Junior League of Ogden has given me the courage and support to speak out about the issues that are important to me.
In the last two weeks, multiple marches for civil equality have taken place in our community, our country and around the world. The voices of the men and women involved in these events fiercely demonstrate that change in our society requires collective action.
The Junior League of Ogden is not a political organization and we are proud to boast members from both sides of the political aisle. Each one of them is willing to use their voice, step into the proverbial arena and express their beliefs through peaceful dialogue and effective action every day. We believe that within our differences there is power and an opportunity to learn from each other. That's what makes our League and our community stronger.
Last year at the Association of Junior League's International Annual Conference, the Junior League of Ogden stepped into the arena and made a statement about our values and our commitment to inclusion and diversity. The comments helped ignite a conversation about the values of the Junior League, which we believe will strengthen our international organization.
We are excited to continue the conversation about our values this month as we welcome the Mama Dragons to our February General Membership Meeting on Tuesday. Mama Dragons actively promote healthy, loving and supporting environments for families with LGBTQIA children.