Theresa VanderMeer received an award related to her work advancing women’s power worldwide at the liftUPlift awards. In addition to the award, lift UPlift interviewed Theresa on her motivations for her work. Here’s an excerpt:
Q: What inspired you to become a champion of Women Power?
A: When you look into the eyes of a woman who tells you she has been raped, and then outcast for it. When you experience for yourself what it feels like to be made small by men, physically, emotionally, mentally, and you aren’t ok with it. When you realize that these experiences, hers/mine/yours, are ubiquitous, there’s nothing left to do but put on your big-girl boots and fight the good fight.