My Surreal Life as a Member of the #ONEMoms

Tonight I was sitting at my desk, going through my Flickr photos and then got all fidgety thinking about everything I’ve done this year as a member of the ONE Moms. I know Thanksgiving was a few weeks ago, but I am extremely grateful to ONE for showing me that I have a voice to help the world’s poorest.

And then I decided to go back through the year to chronicle all the work I’ve done with ONE. It’s pretty surreal. It is so important to me to not forget a thing.

  1. Met with ONE this February for the first time. I honestly didn’t know what that initial meeting would lead to.
  2. Traveled to Kenya with the ONE Moms. We met people health workers for HIV/AIDS as well as families who live with the disease every day.
  3. Traveled to Kenya with the ONE Moms. We visited Kibera, one of Africa’s largest slums.
  4. Less than a week after coming home from Kenya the ONE Moms were featured as ABC News’ Person of the Week. We held a viewing party at Blogher.
  5. I spoke about social media and social good during Social Good Week in New York.
  6. The ONE Moms met Dr. Jill Biden in the West Wing of the White House.
  7. I was on the White House grounds. Still amazed by that!
  8. I, along with other ONE Moms, was excerpted on the White House blog.
  9. The ONE Moms footage was shown on Good Morning America’s jumbo tron in Times Square.
  10. I met with my state senator’s office during the ONE Moms’ work on the Hill.
  11. I attended ONE and Red’s The Beginning of the End of AIDS panel where Bono (founder of ONE) and Alicia Keys were there.
  12. I attended the ONE and Red The Beginning of the End of AIDS panel where President Obama gave a speech about ramping up HIV/AIDS relief as well as donor dollars. Look how close I was to him!

Thank you, ONE!

If you’re not already a member, be sure to join. They don’t want your money. They just want your voice.


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