Imagine the thrill of meeting one of your heroes. Better yet, imagine sharing and being friends with someone you have read about, heard about, bonding in common interests and degrees of passionate purpose, finding a person who reaches across generations is a dream come true. I know because it has happened to me. June 1, 2003 I got an email from Barbara Love, whose book I had read, underlined and treasured. This relationship changed my life so profoundly that I have wanted to make sure this opportunity is open to you.
Many times I have sat in the balcony watching people I admire on the other side of the theater. I wished I could sit next to Sally Miller Gearhart. I wanted to meet Kate Millet. I dreamt of writing to Riane Eisler. I wanted to meet Jessica Valenti, march with young women to Take Back the Night, blog with new feminists on pop culture, understand the language of young feminists and share in the feminist issues of the Twenty-First Century.
It was a life changer for me and I hope that the Veteran Feminists of America Bridge Project can make that happen for you.
Zoe Nicholson, Bridge Project Committee member