Carrie Lee Ferguson

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Two years ago, I sat at my computer reading about the Join me on the Bridge campaign for the first time.  My eyes stung with tears as I read that the women in Congo and Rwanda would meet on a bridge connecting their countries to call for peace amidst a violent war.  It was only as these tiny tears turned into huge dollops rolling down my cheeks that I realized something big… Read More

One hundred brave women on a bridge in Kabul.  13,778 women checking in virtually or in person on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City.  Rwandan women meeting their sisters from Democratic Republic of Congo on the border of their two countries.  Annie Lenox leading the London March over the Millennium Bridge.  Women in Jacksonville, Florida walking to the top of the Acosta Bridge. Hundreds of bridges.  Thousands of women. What is… Read More

I’d never heard of International Women’s Day before this year.  This day, intended to celebrate achievements of women past, present and future, had never existed as part of my schema.  I think, like many women in our society, I was disconnected from what the previous generations of women had done for me.  Now in it’s 100th year, I’m awaking to our history, and a deep appreciation is blossoming along with a bond… Read More