“When any woman, any mother suffers, we all do."
Every night when the author, Cinda Stevens Lonsway went to bed, she hoped for inspiration. Every night she chanted the words, she felt the words, she fell asleep to the words branded in my thoughts. Every night she wanted to scream out, so the world could hear them too: “WHEN ANY WOMAN SUFFERS, ANY MOTHER SUFFERS…WE ALL DO!”
“Do you feel it? Do you feel it?”
The single whisper combined with other voices…women’s voices. She heard them. She felt them. They were coming to life. They were giving me a message. They were demanding…demanding that their message be given a voice. The message grew and expanded until it was too big, too much for her to keep inside. She sprang out of bed, rushed downstairs and with determination to keep up, she wrote.
A few minutes later, she set the pen aside, picked up the paper and read. Cinda read words that she didn’t remember writing. She read words that were so powerful they made her weep. She read the words of a thousand plus women coming together, roaring to save each other, their families and their planet. She read the message given to her from Mother Earth.
She titled it ROAR!
The words have strength and power and a rhythm that is like nothing I’ve ever read. This short story is a parable, a poem, a declaration, a reclamation, a lesson for all of us. With their feet planted—grounded—in the earth, the women declare, “NO MORE!” and “ENOUGH!”
By the end of the story, the world—Earth and humanity—shifts on its axis and turns toward the light and power of women. The lesson, the message is clear: Because of the action of women, the world is changed for the better. Then all becomes quiet, peace is restored, and all is well.
ROAR! by Cinda Stevens Lonsway, Illustrated by Manon Doyle
- Publisher: new72publishing
- Publication date: January 2019
- Pages: 90
- Size: 8.5" x 11"
- ISBN: 978-1-946054-11-1
- Print Type: Color Case Lamainate
The scheduled date of shipment for the hardback is January 31st. You will receive your copy as soon as the title is available!