As Women’s History Month is coming to an end, we want to take the opportunity to recognize a few of the extraordinary women on our platform. Here are just some of the many incredible female project creators who are making a difference:
Afronelly is an activist, broadcast journalist and youth advocate whose goal is to make Nigeria, open defecation free. Nigeria is the number one country that practices open defecation. Afronellys Project, Open Defecation Free Rivers State, aims to educate grassroots communities about the dangers of open defecation to the environment and to encourage the use of biodigester toilets. Additionally, her project would train youths and women on how to build and sell the toilets as a source of income. Her efforts will hopefully decrease unemployment, aid the environment and help the communities as a whole.
Emily is an educator, writer, and climate justice activist based out of Vermont. Her project, Climate Resilient Families, aims to host a series of workshops for parents and kids to educate them about sustainability. Topics include “nature mentoring, personal resilience and wellbeing, and community action.” The hope is to instill a knowledge of the changing climate within children and to encourage a love for the earth as it stands now.
Lindsey is dedicated to building community. The aim of Embodied Resilience: Good Grief and Restorative Yoga, is to “to release individual and collective traumas, fears, and despair in an effort to move forward, together”. The 10-week program combines somatic healing with restorative yoga. This will create a safe space for activists to take time for self-care and support one another through increasing climate anxieties.