With an onslaught of violence and tragedy weighing heavy on our hearts, we come together showcasing that power lies in community kindness and compassion.
“"We can't accept events like this as routine. Are we really prepared to say we're powerless in the face of such carnage?" - President Barack Obama at an interfaith vigil in Newtown, Conn.
In order to regain our civility and help others regain theirs, an online community of women band together in order to honor the human spirit.
‘CIVILITY’ is the topic of the month that the Women on the Verge members will explore via their online community blogs, Twitter, Vlogs and BlogTalkRadio show. "In the past few years, our communities have suffered at the hands of senseless violence. In reaching out to each other, we are able to overcome and rise above it. This month we seek and honor the meaning of true civility and kindness and rise as a community of Women on the Verge," says founder and member Ana Lewis about the topic of the month.
Heidi Graf, WOTV member has this to say about civility: “You can always come home, here @womenontheverge because kindness lives here within each heart that beats & each soul that speaks.” As a special feature, we will post more than 100 quotes from our members, such as Ms. Graf, and Twitter followers collected every single day as monuments to kindness and spreading civility. Please hashtag #kindness or #civility for the month of January to be included.
The WOTV blogs, which garner 1,000,000 hits per month, are the main feature of the community and have landed the website in the pages of Marie Claire magazine. The community also boasts an additional 10,000+ followers on social media. Members span all over the world and include New York Times bestselling authors, entrepreneurs and mothers.
Anyone can join the conversation by visiting www.womenontheverge.net and creating a free account.
Tune into ‘CIVILITY’ on BlogTalkRadio (BTR), where some of the WOTV members will talk about their blogs. The show is scheduled for January 16th, 7-8 p.m. ET and can be listened to worldwide on the WOTV and BTR websites. WOTV member/ radio show panelists include: Judy Kinney, community organizer and life coach; Jessica Mason Pieklo, women's rights activist and attorney; Dawn Rivers, political junkie and micro-business expert; and Elin Stebbins Waldal, author of “Tornado Warning, A Memoir of Teen Dating Violence and Its Effect on a Woman's Life” and founder of Girls kNOw. Listen to the BTR show at: http://blogtalkradio.com/womenontheverge.
WOTV was founded in September 2009 by Lewis in Tucson, Arizona. WOTV now incorporates all sorts of social media, and continues to grow its members and audience.
Contact: Nora Canon
Phone: (270) 893-2563