I'm grateful for the darkness.
Today in the U.S., we inched forward with record-breaking representation of women and minorities in our midterm elections. Today is also the Hindu holiday of Diwali—a festival of lights—a symbolic victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance. The evening is closing in extra-early here in the Pacific Northwest November, and tonight is the night of a new moon. Sometimes we need the darkest nights to see the stars that are already there, or the fireworks of our own making.
One day the sun admitted,
Half Sky Writing & Half Sky Journeys
My name is Ila Asplund. My vision is to increase the impact of purpose-driven businesses and organizations — particularly those advancing gender equity and social justice. I do this through creating in-person and digital engagement experiences, storytelling, and thoughtful communications and content strategies for my clients. I've also provided international journeys to give travelers the opportunity to meet and engage with global leaders in countries like Cambodia, Kenya, and Rwanda. Thank you for checking out my website!
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