When I decided to become an advocate of justice for women, I was just another young activist preaching for adequate health care, fair wages and safe passages. I owned only an unwavering belief that love would prevail. One afternoon my loyal, yet deeply troubled friend showed up at my apartment with a surprise gift. It was an exquisite lamp of a woman holding up a swirling turquoise globe. Soon after, my friend disappeared from my life, but I treasure her gift as I do my role in making the world a better place for women. The light shines on.
Leigh Sanders, Raleigh