Tererai points out that there is a massive, untapped, global resource in women who have, for one reason or another, set aside their wisdom, their skills, and their dreams in order to take care of the personal business of their lives. Not only is this a type of invisible suffering experienced by countless women, this rich resource is our secret weapon for improving our world. Women have the capacity to inspire, to create, to transform and Tererai’s call to action will awaken hearts, give permission to recapture dreams, and provide the tools to forge a brighter path—for all. This is the movement of Sacred Sisters.
Although it is perhaps the best time ever in human history to be a woman, we still very much live in a global society that devalues and silences women’s bodies and voices. The roots of this silencing run deep, and its incarnations are many. As a result, adult women are an untapped resource who have, for one reason or another, set aside their wisdom, their skills, and their dreams. These women are our “secret weapons” for changing the world. These are the women who have the capacity to inspire, to create, and to transform. It is time, then, for us to rise and invoke the sacred dream within.
This book is your guide for invoking that sacred dream. It is about thinking globally and acting locally - in which local means to start from deep inside each of us. First, we need to understand the world we face, and indeed, the decks are often stacked against us. But we can heal the world from the inside out, and that is Dr. Trent’s fundamental message: we must awaken to the world as it is, and to the potential within us to change it, which we can do if we are only given the tools.
A riveting step-by-step manifesto will show you how to unlock the tools of wisdom, calling all women to their sacred purpose for the greater social good.
Tererai Trent was born to a cattle-herding family in a village in Zimbabwe who against all odds achieved her dreams of attaining a PhD in America. Today, she continues to fulfill her sacred purpose by serving her community through Tererai Trent International, an organization which provides universal access to quality education while empowering rural communities. Hailed by Oprah Winfrey as her “All-time Favorite Guest” Tererai is also an internationally acclaimed voice for education and women’s empowerment.