For the next few weeks we will feature videos of Social Good Moms and members of our Global Team of 200 sharing why they love being a part of our community of moms.
The first mom that we’re featuring is Samantha Sophia. Follow her at @raisingself.
“I’m a mother, I’m a wife, I’m a corporate professional, I’m a blogger and I am a Global Team of 200 member. In my little Southern California neighborhood, you couldn’t imagine that there were any people in the world suffering from extreme poverty or inequality. I drive through manicured communities, sit in a modern office overlooking perfect skylines, and Instagram the abstract beauty of the hipster farm to table restaurant I went to with a gal pal for lunch. To see me now, you couldn’t imagine that just one generation ago, not a member of my family had ever gone to university. You can’t see that my seeming success is propped up by generations of women with no access to something as basic as an education.
I’m a Global Team of 200 member because I care about my global community, because I have a deep desire not to turn away from but face reality head on and be a part of a conduit for social change. I am a Global Team of 200 member because I believe our collective voices have power enough to move the mountains of adversity and struggle faced by our brothers and sisters across the world.”
The idea behind Social Good Moms from day one has been to rally a community ofconscious bloggers who believe in using social media and blogging to spread awareness about the most pressing global issues, especially those that affect women, children, and families in a sustainable way. And beyond that it has always been important to scale our efforts as a community of committed mothers to reach as many as we can through the power of the Web.
Starting today, we will put together impact reports that show our progress periodically to gauge how far we’ve come, how far we can go, and to also encourage more mothers to join us in our social good efforts.
Continue reading Social Good Moms Impact Report: March 30 – April 5
The Mom Bloggers for Social Good community recently surpassed 3000 members!
We have always said that the greater our numbers the greater our impact! As the Social Good Moms community continues to grow the more good we can do collectively to spread the word about important issues like world and domestic hunger, maternal health and mortality, newborn health, HIV/AIDS and its opportunistic infections, malaria, water and sanitation and a whole host of global health and development issues.
Continue reading News: Social Good Moms is Now 3000 Members Strong
This Sunday, Social Good Mom and Global Team of 200 member, Jennifer Barbour, will join WaterAid America on a trip to Nicaragua to see WaterAid’s WASH programs on the ground. Their itinerary is packed from Monday – Friday. While in Nicaragua Jennifer Barbour will be detailing all that she observes and how WASH programs benefit women and girls and entire communities. She will be updating her blog, Tumblog, and social media and using the #WaterAidNica hashtag.
We are excited to follow her journey and share her work. On Friday, March 21 from 1 – 2 PM EST we will join Jennifer and WaterAid America for a chat discussing Jennifer’s trip in Nicaragua. Join us on Friday, March 21. Feel free to ask any questions you might have. You can tweet them to us already at @socialgoodmoms using #WaterAidNica.
Last Friday we hosted a Twitter chat about women and girls with Global Impact, World Vision, Plan International, ICRW and CARE. It was a robust discussion about women and girls for an entire hour that trended nationwide for 55 minutes with nearly 400 participants ahead of International Women’s Day on Saturday, March 8.
We want to thank everyone who took part in the discussion to raise your voices for women and girls everywhere. We especially loved that men chimed in about how they can be key catalysts to quicken the progress of women and girls globally.
Thank you for joining us. We are creating a Storify of the event and will tweet it once it is live. We have many important tweets to choose from.
Featured Photo Courtesy of Plan