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Universal Love: Celebrating Moms

Mothers…we are them, we have them…sometimes more than one! And while many deride the annual Mother’s Day celebrations around the world as a “Hallmark holiday,” we at Curves for Change certainly do not. Every human being on this earth has a mother and these wonderful, inspiring and yes…sometimes challenging(!) women in our lives need to be celebrated not just once a year, but every day. Whether spelled Mom or Mam, love for her is universal.

One of our two charities this year is The Somaly Mam Foundation. This amazing woman, who had endured years of torture and sexual brutality, has dedicated her life to saving and empowering fellow victims of the sex trade. Recently, actress Susan Sarandon and her daughter, Eva Amurri, sat down with Somaly in Cambodia and talked about the role mothers play in society, as well as how we can all be agents of change in this world. Her loving spirit and unending empathy for others is a constant inspiration to us, and hopefully to you as well.

Pictured Above: Somaly Mam (in pink) with Russell Simmons, Susan Sarandon and AnnaLynne McCord at the Somaly Mam Annual Gala on October 20th, 2011 in NY, NY.

 

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