Women and Dignity Project
One of the greatest passions of Silver Highway is to recognize and celebrate the dignity of women. In an area of the country with the highest level of poverty, lowest level of economic mobility, and high levels of teenage pregnancy, drug addiction, domestic violence, and healthcare issues, new voices must emerge to pull us forward as a nation. A language for overcoming, for seeking dignity in the world we live in is more critical than ever.
The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within - strength, courage, dignity.
- Ruby Dee
Every girl and every woman, has the potential to make this world a better place, and that potential lies in the act of thinking higher thoughts and feeling deeper things. When women and girls, everywhere, begin to see themselves as more than inanimate objects; but as beautiful beings capable of deep feelings and high thoughts, this has the capacity to create change all around. The kind of change that is for the better.
- C. JoyBell C.
Silver Highway works to capture these qualities in women through image and story, and to share them to inform, inspire, and encourage . We believe that dignity shows the life force in women that gives them strength and passion, no matter the circumstances they live in. We are interested in showing the realities that women live in but we want to show the strength and hope that exists today. We want to celebrate the women who are in the struggle and the stories that make them who they are.