‘The Honouring of Pakistan’s Women Heroins’ by Teresa Klein

Deep gratitude to Fauzia Rafique and all the amazing women who presented and participated in the deeply moving ‘Women Who Named The Unnamed’ at Surrey City Hall, Center Stage on Saturday September 28. This honouring of Pakistani Women Heroines, the telling of their stories of resiliency and rebellion to the systemically condoned acts of atrocities against women, was delivered with reverence and tender grace.

As audience I felt I was tenderly being initiated. With expanding awareness I felt invited into an extended global family, with attentive youth, tending mothers and Wisdomed Elder-women, all of us bonding through story sharing and kindred heart energy.

My wish is for all, who may not be familiar with or not know the depth of the struggles that have been faced and are still being faced, to have opportunity to be touched by the breaking of the silences of ‘The Women Who Named the Unnamed’ An amazing project and production! Deep Bow!

From Teresa’s October 5 Facebook post

Teresa Klein is a dreamer and a community leader. She is involved with a Community Garden/Medicine Wheel in Newton, an area of Surrey that has experienced trauma and had visible presence of homelessness and substance abuse issues. Beginning its Fourth growing season, despite its challenges, the Garden has become a centre for community engagement bridging generational, cultural and socio economic gaps to create a warm and welcoming space. theplot.ca. Teresa was an important part of September 28 event where she had provided all flora and fiona for the stage including a custom made wreath, a real tree in a planter, flowers and flowering plants. Thank you, Teresa.

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