World Wide Weaver
graduating from university, I couldn't wait to expand my horizons
through traveling around the world. I began traveling to developing
countries, my first being to the South American country, Brazil.
was during my travels in Brazil where I studied capoeira, (an African-Brazilian
martial art form), that I decided that I must be of service in some
way, not just traveling as a consumer. I felt the urgency to make
a contribution, to both the developing and developed worlds.
began to travel with a higher mission, spending time with communities
in Guatemala, Africa, Thailand, and India. In 2000, I felt inspired
to form World Wide Weavers, WWW, which is dedicated to empowering
and supporting visual and performing artists in realizing their
full creative potential in becoming strong and prosperous artisans
of their community and their cultural traditions worldwide. Our
aim is to share stories, music, ideas, artifacts, and resources
that inspire skill, hope, and courage.
has moved me most about visiting and getting to know these cultures
and people is the self-respect and human dignity that they embody.
I have realized how truly privileged we are here in the United States
and how we must make all efforts not take anything for granted.
We are all equal, no higher, no lower. We are all one and all are
worthy of respect and dignity.
firmly feel that we have a growing personal responsibility to work
towards creating unity through our resources and talents. Our borders
are dissolving; there is no separation. We must act with tolerance,
humility, and benevolence for all.
I am making efforts towards world peace in the local community and
with our global family through teaching and WWW. I invite you to
Us at: firstname.lastname@example.org