This morning as I drove down the winding road towards Byron the sun tried valiantly to burst through the storm clouds gathering over the cape.
I was up early.
My journey was in support of the Byron Bay rally for the international #bringbackourgirls campaign organised today by Sybil Steele and V Day Byron Bay. The gathering by Byron's peace pole was simple but profound, heartfelt and moving. We had been asked to wear red and/or a headscarf to raise awareness for the abducted Nigerian girls and the riot of colour brightened the overcast morning.
My images below, interspersed with a prayer read by Chrystal Dawn Fitzgerald, capture some of the spirit of solidarity and beauty of our local women, men and children.
This is a magical place. And these are magical people. Let's spread this magic to the world and continue to show our support online and in person for this important call to action.
God we pray for courage to wake up out of our own slumbers, to wake our friends, neighbors, and governments to bring back our girls. We pray that each and everyone of these girls who’s names we read aloud now is brought back safely, un harmed, and healthy. We Pray that each young woman’s light shine bright and they be free from all suffering now and evermore. With love in our hearts, faith in the power of Prayer and in God’s grace, we pray that all of these miracles to come to pass.
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