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Unveiling the Breath, written by Bridges Social Development founder, Donna Kennedy-Glans, incorporates East-West perspectives on faith and feminism, male and female points of view, ways to reconcile spirituality and patriarchy, and the issues involved in raising sons. In doing so, the book peels back the “Gender Onion” starting from the outer, more secular layers of our globalizing world – the workplace and communities – to the inner core of our private world of faith, spirituality and family. In exploring the quandaries of gender in both East and West, the author perceives more similarities than differences. Many of the stories told in Unveiling the Breath are based in Yemen, a country very near and dear to the heart of Bridges Social Development, and several of the stories involve the organization’s volunteers directly. Use the tools below to guide you through an exploration of your own “Gender Onion”.
All proceeds from the sale of this book are dedicated to advancing gender harmonization through the volunteer work of Bridges Social Development. Order the book on Amazon.
Download the Gender Onion Tool to see how the following workbooks interact with one another.
Seeing the layers of your Gender Onion and Introducing the layers of Gender Onion.
Seeing yourself in the world. Understanding your worldview . . . your place in the world.
Seeing yourself at work. Navigating gender dilemmas in the workplace.
Seeing yourself within your community. Expectations about health and education; cultural violence.
Seeing yourself in your faith. Reconciling faith and spirituality expectations.
Seeing yourself in your family. Family expectations and relationships.
Finding your “little kernel of gold”. Your story: creating your own breathing spaces.