Monday, July 20, 2009

cellophane women

Today I bought the domain name ''. I'm excited.

I have a dream, prompted by a chance viewing of a documentary. I saw footage of a woman, recently widowed, soon to be thrown out onto the streets. Her crime? Her husband was dead and in India when your husband dies you become ZERO - a nobody with no name. In life she was considered half his life. In death she became a corpse.

Her tears were a steady stream with no end from deep within her broken soul. She haunted me for weeks. Then, one day while I was on holiday, I could no longer keep silent, and a story poured out of me - the story of the Cellophane Woman.

'Cellophane Woman' will be published as a picture book of hope for women of all ages. And will become a place of hope. There will be articles about widows from all around the world, and book and movie reviews and links to sites where widows can be sponsored.

Will you walk this journey with me? The book, the website? Will you dream with me for a better future for our sisters who are widowed?

1 comment:

  1. Asta -- I'm late to the game of reading your blog -- but I'm so glad I've seen it now. Your voice shines through, and it's wonderful to read the beginning origins of 'Cellophane Women.' This is powerful, and, I truly believe, relevant to all women -- which then becomes relevant to all people: respect and dignity begins with seeing people, not numbers or statistics. Thank you for all your efforts and for celebrating your creativity & passion!