Bruised but not broken

At our August meeting, guest speaker, Gracia Mukiibi, shared memories of growing up in a large family of 13 children – and how the family survived one of the world’s bloodiest conflicts in the Congo and sought refuge in Australia.

Left to right: Gracia Mukiibi with Club President, Mary Gurgone

Gracia is a contributing author in a book called – A Mile in Our Shoes that brings together the stories of nine high achieving, trailblazing women from around the world.

Gracia read excerpts from her part of the book and inspired members with her passion, drive, and grace. She is the consummate advocate for empowering women – she gives voice to the women who are oppressed, violated, sold as commodities, forced into early marriage – and those who have lost their lives in pursuit of equality.

She quoted an African proverb, “If you go alone, you’ll go quickly – but if we go together we’ll reach further” – a quote that beautifully captures the philosophy of Zonta’s collaborative approach to empowering women.

Thank you Gracia for sharing your story.

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