I have the privilege of being part of an amazing organization called We Can, first as a Pathmaker, then as a speaker at the last Words, Wit and Wisdom event, and now as a mentor. We Can (Women’s Empowerment through Cape Area Networking) assists women in transition. Whether divorce, loss of a loved one, unemployment or a myriad of other issues, We Can is a resource for women. By providing guidance through their Pathmaker program and offering a number of workshops and clinics ( Family Law, Divorce Bootcamp), this wonderful organization gives women the hope that there is a better future down the road, or even right around the bend.
Last night, We Can celebrated their 10th anniversary at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod. There were many highlights of the night, including the dedication of a quilt made especially for the occasion by Ro Morrissey. Over the course of several months, We Can participants were asked to sign the quilt and write something about We Can and how it’s made a difference.
As part of the celebration, We Can decided to hold a 10 Word Story Contest, (inspired by the “Six Word Story”, made famous by Hemingway’s “For sale: Baby shoes, never worn”. The criteria- it had to be exactly 10 words and be themed around We Can and it’s impact. There were over 70 entries and the winners were recognized last evening and presented with their prizes by author Anne LeClaire.
I am honored to have had my story picked as the winning entry-
“Stich by stich, piece by piece- Life sewn back together.”
Please take time to learn more about this fantastic organization and how it may help you or someone you know.