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THE BROKEN HALF Heads to Glasgow!


A few months ago, I received a request for a copy of The Broken Half from Glasgow’s Women’s Library––“the only Accredited Museum in the UK dedicated to women’s history, with a lending library, public events, and learning opportunities.” My heart soared. But there's so much more to this story!

Glasgow? As in Scotland, Glasgow?

My book…The Broken Half...

Alhamdulillah!

And off the book went.

About a month or so later, another request came. This time from a group of amazing women from Glasgow requesting a large number of copies of The Broken Half be sent for a group reading. Soon enough, thirty copies were on their way, across the ocean and into the hands of my sister-women there. Then in August, after the group read the book, we arranged a live FaceTime meet & greet where I had the fantastic opportunity to visit with many of the readers and share our thoughts, concerns, and ideas about–not only the book–but about the fight against domestic violence and sexual assault. The women of this community are incredibly proactive and doing significant outreach and intervention. Last year, they had the opportunity to work with local women and actors to develop and perform a live theater production showcasing four true-to-life stories of women who are moving on from abuse. They performed during the Sixteen Days of Action Against Violence Against Women. Video shared below*

And so, without further ado.

Glasgow Women’s Library, The Daisy Project and Diversity Arts presents DARKNESS TO LIGHT–Stories of women moving on from abuse.

“On International Women's Day we performed 'Darkness to Light' at the Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery, showcasing real stories of local women moving on from abuse. We wanted to create an awareness production that highlighted various issues women have dealt with such as Gender inequality, Forced marriage and Domestic Abuse. This project was created in partnership with The Daisy Project and Diversity Arts.”

https://vimeo.com/212579453


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