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The Light Within
by Diana Bellerose
Ruth Mutanda is the founder and CEO of Ruth For Women an organization for abused women and children brought up in abusive homes. She is a survivor of abuse for 32 years.
Ruth is a mother of 3 daughters and 1 son as well as being a grandmother of 4. She was married to a former diplomat for 34 years and they served in the diplomatic service for 12 years (France, Ethiopia and South Africa). Currently finishing her BA Hons in Community Development. She holds a degree in Interior Designing, Theology a Diploma in Hospitality and Events Management and a Diploma in Counselling. She is an entrepreneur and an author.
A Mississippi native, Rachel Wise grew up listening to an eclectic collection of music from heavy metal to classical to contemporary Christian. Being born into a musical family, she made her public singing debut at the age of two at her grandparent’s small church in Ashland, MS. Since then, she has been involved in various choirs and worship bands for most of her life. She broke into the Memphis Music scene in the fall of 2012, when she began her songwriting career. She and her songwriting team began crafting her signature sound.
Lama Tsultrim Allione is founder and resident lama of Tara Mandala. She is author of Women of Wisdom and Feeding Your Demons. Born in New England to an academic/publishing family, she traveled to India in her late teens and was ordained as a Buddhist nun at the age of 22 by H.H. the 16th Karmapa. She was the first American to be ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist nun in the Karma Kagyu lineage. After living in the Himalayan region for several years she returned her vows and became the mother of three, while continuing to study and practice Buddhism, particularly focusing on the lineage of Machig Labdron and Dzogchen teachings. In 1993, Lama Tsultrim founded Tara Mandala, a 700-acre center in southwest Colorado where an extraordinary three-story temple in the form of a mandala, dedicated to the sacred feminine in Buddhism has been constructed and consecrated. In 2007 while traveling in Tibet she was recognized as an emanation of Machig Labdron at the historic seat of Machig Zangri Khangmar by the resident lama. This recognition was confirmed by several other lamas, and in 2012 she was given the Machig Labdron empowerment by HH the 17th Karmapa.
A unique art experience bringing healing, awareness, and transformation to those who have been victims of emotional, sexual, and physical trauma – so they can step into the powerful women they truly are and THRIVE.
I AM YOU. YOU ARE ME. I SEE YOU.
Sawubona, meaning, “I see you” in Zulu, is a live performance exercise that will bring 10 young women and 10 powerful leaders in Los Angeles toe-to-toe and face-to-face in a guided silent exercise allowing them to see each other. These women have been through difficult situations in life, but are able to show each other than what they have been through does not define them, that a life of thriving is possible, and that they are as powerful as they choose to be.
The event will also give attendees, men, and women, an opportunity to step into their truth and power and discover that I am you and you are me as they participate in an interactive art experience with artwork, photographs, art installations, and film.
Come to join us for an evening you are likely to never forget.
“She generally was emotionally and physically abusive. From the moment I can remember, she was throwing at me like, ‘Oh, I saved your life. You were riddled with disease. You were going to die. You were from a super poor orphanage. You owe me for the roof over your head, the clothes I give you.’ So, she always threw that at me and I think adoption is such as a beautiful, beautiful thing. And, she kind of turned it into a very ugly, ugly thing.”
Thank you for being a part of Sawubona, Women of Courage!
We would love to know more about you to share with our audience to help inspire and empower other women. Please answer any or all of the following questions:
Please answer in complete sentences:
What opened up for you as a result of the guided visualization?
I saw a window of opportunity which showed me the things I deeply desire to accomplish in my life. The things which are hidden deep inside myself manifested as pictures, and it gave me courage to go what I deeply feel is mine. Something I have been thinking about and seeing, but I always have been waiting for the right moment to arrive. Suddenly, I felt so confident and happy at the same time.
What has been the biggest hurdle you have had to overcome to get where you are today?
My life has always been about overcoming obstacles and dealing with things which are not me. I had to become strong warrior and believer that anything is possible with persistence and clear vision of what I want to accomplish in my life. The war inside me was my biggest obstacle I had to deal with before I was able to get where I am today.
What does it mean for you to be a woman of courage?
Woman of courage is the one who never gives up on her dreams and hopes no matter how difficult life can be. The kind of woman who is strong and powerful and nothing can stands on her way.
What would you tell your younger self in one of your lowest times knowing what you know now?
Dear Dianna, please love yourself and never compromise yourself and put yourself second and do the things which makes you. Do not allow anyone to tell you otherwise, you know what is best for you.
Do you have anything else you would like to share about your experience to help other women find their strength to thrive in life?
Always listen to your inner voice in every situation, this is your best friend. Find time for yourself, do the things which makes you and love yourself.