I have performed for the last two years with the VaWas. We present "The Vagina Monologues" as part of V-Day, and raise funds to combat violence against women. This past year, some of our funds went to "Fabric of Life," a cooperative partnership that helps African women with education and small business opportunities to support themselves. It's truly amazing.
Carol, the mover and shaker behind the foundation, is doing something extraordinary. She's living on the roof of the Fabric of Life shop in Edmonds. She's raising awareness (on the local TV news!) and money for Fabric of Life. This is no small feat. It's cold. It's windy. Recently, it's wet. She lives on just a few dollars a day for meals. We VaWas prepared a meal for her and she pulled it up in a basket from street level. She's blogging all about it.
In a way, her goal is small--to inspire people to give $1 to Fabric of Life. But she's hoping a million people will give that $1. She won't come down until that happens.
So if you're inspired, consider sending your dollar, link to this post, follow Carol on Twitter. I certainly am inspired, because this is someone I've met in real life, hugged, and know is just a person, but she's dreaming big and taking action.
She got my dollar in July.