6:00am in Kabul. A light rain was falling, but Georgian photographer, Mikhail Galustov and I agreed, rain or no rain, let’s go for a bike ride. Our destination? Kabul’s historic Darulamon Palace.
As I ended my talk at the IMBAx event last Friday at the IMBA World Summit, I concluded with:
“I believe our strength is in our numbers.
I believe we can empower voice and strength with young women labeled victims, because as I know firsthand, a victim is only a victim if she believes it.
I believe a mountain bike can be the vehicle to create a ripple of change in our communities.
I KNOW that one woman can make a difference. I know that once voice matters. But I also know that our strength IS in our numbers and together, we CAN pedal a revolution that can change the world!”
As we lay the foundation for the development of our domestic program, Strength in Numbers, one thing has emerged – our desire to partner with companies that lead with soul, and ethics, and passion. Companies led by founders that believe that the bottom line is only part of the goal, but that what we do in our communities to create change, is what we should be striving for.