This is a bit off topic from my usual blog posts but I'm really proud of this so I wanted to share.
SGI Quarterly is a magazine published by Soka Gakkai International (SGI), a Buddhist organization that practices Nichiren Buddhism in 192 countries and territories. The magazine is sent to people in nongovernmental organizations (NGO), academic and diplomatic fields. Experts around the world share their perspective that relates to the topic theme for each issue. Members of SGI also share their own personal experiences relating to the theme of the issue and to provide information about the activities that SGI is doing around the world to promote peace, education and culture.
Anyway, the July issue was about "Finding Freedom" and as a SGI member and because a friend of my mom's recommended me to the editor, I was asked to share my experience and views on the topic. The editor emailed me back in March asking me what freedom meant to me, especially having a physical disability. I wrote about the challenges I had to face and overcome growing up and how SGI played its part.
I've scanned the cover and article below but you can read it online at http://www.sgiquarterly.org.
Again, I'm proud and honored to have written an article for this magazine. I shared quite a bit about myself and struggles I've had and am still going through, but I hope this encourages people to define freedom in their own way. So the question is....What does freedom mean to you?
♥ Glamour Girl