I have such fond memories of my grandmothers, both on my mom’s side and my dad’s side, unfortunately they are no longer with us, but their legacy lives on and shines brightly through their children and their grandchildren. My mom recently became a grandmother and hearing about this new movement called Grandmother Power, captured by critically acclaimed author and photographer Paola Gianturco in her new book, Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon, I was excited to learn more about it and share it with her.
The book illustrates how today’s grandmothers are younger, healthier and better educated than ever before, and they are actively fighting to create a better future for grandchildren around the world. From featuring grandmothers in Ireland helping to end child obesity by teaching them to plant and cook with fresh local ingredients and grandmothers creating floral offerings and candle arrangements to help maintain Buddhist temple traditions in Laos, to grandmothers in Senegal mobilizing to identify and perpetuate good traditions such as songs, dances and values, and eliminating destructive ones traditionally championed such as early marriage and female genital cutting, the book is truly inspiring.
Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon is a 256 page book with 225 colour photographs that is being released in October 2012; one hundred percent of the author’s royalties will go to the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign, which supports grandmothers caring for children orphaned by AIDS in Africa.
Paola Gianturco is just starting to tour throughout Canada and the US for her book, to see where she’ll be, click here.
If you’re a grandmother and want to join a local Grandmother Power group, click here for more information.
Thank you Paola Gianturco and Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon for making our world wonderful.
LET ME KNOW, REPLY BELOW: What is your fondest memory of your grandmother?