I have a very simple philosophy of life: kindness - ferocious, unrelenting, ruthless, committed, passionate, kindness.
Life is sacred everywhere. We all have better things to do than beat each other up. Depth and Intimacy are the only path.
Arguing for the exception is to invest it with energy, it’s to negotiate the loophole. The commitment to kindness must be total to mean anything.
Hey Folks -
Sorry for the mass email, I try to keep these to emergencies only and once or twice a year.
During my big trip a few years back, I spent a week with Peninah Musyimi and the girls she cares for through her organization called Safe Spaces in the Maali Saba slum in Nairobi. We still keep in touch regularly. She is an incredible force and the real deal. She and her husband with the help of 1 or 2 volunteers look after literally hundreds of girls in the slum.
They need some help raising 25,000 as the grant she relied on is no longer available because the foundation discontinued foreign funding. This money will keep them afloat for a little while while she finds other means of diversified funding so that she is not reliant on only one source.
This program keeps young girls in classes, learning skills to get jobs and keeps them out of harm’s way in a very harsh environment which includes things like being sold off into marriage and prostitution.
Please share this around and donate whatever you can spare. It means a great deal to me to help her in any way I can and galvanizing my friends to do so too.
If you want more detail about her and the girls and what they are up against on a regular basis I am happy to talk to you about it and even send you some things I wrote about my time there. So just shout.
You can donate here. And truly any amount is really helpful. I’ll be donating myself today too!
Thanks for humoring me and reading this email.