Giving a face to the different ways people express peace reminds us that we’re not alone in our peace commitments.
OMG, am I excited! I just got off the phone with Marianne H. Perez, founder of Peace Is Sexy, and is she amazing.
I completely agree with Marianne. Peace is sexy. Even if most people don’t think of it that way. Part of Marianne’s prodigious vision is to show us just how sexy peace is. I, for one, am willing.
I found this magical project in a newsletter from the National Peace Alliance. I couldn’t resist clicking on the title. That click took me here: http://www.indiegogo.com/peace-is-sexy and gave me the opportunity to donate to the idea which I delightedly did.
There is a goal to create $5,000.00 by February 10, 2012, four days before the launch of their first-phase new website. Because it’s under construction, I won’t reveal the URL here, but click on the link above on Valentine’s Day, and it’ll take you right there.
The website will feature profiles and interviews of people who are creating peace on our lovely planet. The first three are a yoga teacher who deals with inner peace, a ‘grass roots diplomat’ who deals more with world peace, and an energy efficiency wizard who deals with energy peace. I can’t wait to read the profiles. Perhaps yours truly will be interviewed some day….
The exciting thing is that Marianne will be showing us that people express peace in very different ways. Giving a face to peace is a marvelous way to remind us that we’re not alone in our peace commitments.
The median phase of “Peace Is Sexy” is a video, web, or TV production for characters or stories around peace. To create entertaining, engaging vignettes, movies, and webisodes illuminating how peace works in the world. Hint: there will be Peace Superheroes. Are you surprised? I wasn’t.
A full-blown “Peace Is Sexy” creates a whole peace media production company. I’m pretty sure this won’t be an offer this week, but I also get that this will come sooner than expected. Very exciting.
So I’d like to invite you to listen to Marianne H. Perez talk about “Peace Is Sexy” on YouTube:
Those of you who read these pages know that I am a playwright. My PeaceWomen tells the stories of the first 12 women Nobel Peace Prize Laureates. It’s on my list to write the next three women’s stories. What that means is that I know a little something about dramatic structure.
Here’s a paraphrase of what Marianne said to me about theatre: Ordinarily theatre is based on conflict which leads to a climax and a denouement, but in Peace Studies the structure is different. It’s based on conflict leads to transformation of conflict through creativity. That the founder of a whole production company to make peace programming understands and can articulate this so clearly gives me infinite hope.
Won’t you join me as a seed investor for “Peace Is Sexy?”
By Susan Corso | For spiritual nourishment, please visit www.susancorso.com