A Revolution of Dignity (Kiev, Ukraine)

Hello again! The second piece regarding my trip to Ukraine and my visit to the Ukrainian protestors camped out on the Maidan can be found here. Please take a moment out of your day to give it a read and a share. It’s provides a perspective on the Ukrainian situation that most people in America aren’t, sadly, offered. If you’re a current events follower, or even just a curious traveler, take the time to become educated about this situation, as it may directly affect American foreign policy in the near future.

A Revolution Of Dignity has had some great responses on Facebook:

From Jeffery B. — “My heart bleeds for the Ukrainian people. Wonderful article. Maybe if the mainstream media would carry this story, this viewpoint, more governments would be willing to help. It really is about people wanting a fair shake from their politicians.”

Katya and I, interviewing people on the Maidan.

Katya and I, interviewing people on the Maidan.

From Adrienne E. — “This is why we need independent journalism like this, from people who see what is going on in the world firsthand and can share their narrative experiences. We’re not even going to hear this from supposedly progressive news sources like Vice or (what was) Current, who have their own vested political interests; real understanding of what it means to live through an event like this can only be gained by asking your friends, or friends of your friends, what it was like for them personally. You’ve seen a lot and met a lot of remarkable people in your life, Suzie, and it’s so wonderful that you’ve found a platform to share that collective wisdom.”

From Wendy B. — “I really liked your questions~ you wrote it in a way that made me feel like I was walking along there with you. My heart aches for those people, who are putting absolutely everything on the line. Hard times for Ukraine.”

From Jessica P. — “The revolution of dignity. I loved it. It was moving, informative, not a single spelling error or grammar mistake that I can find. (and you know how I love to read books and keep tally marks of all the errors on the right hand side of the front page). I still wish you had not gone because I was afraid for you, but I think perhaps, you have done Kiev a good justice. Perhaps they need someone to tell their side of the story. It is unfortunate that American Media, and media in general won’t share that beautiful piece of scholarly journalism my darling Suzie.”

From Herve R. — “Rien de tel que la proximité du terrain pour prendre conscience de la réalité. Un grand courage de ta part d’ y être allée .L’ Ukraine devrait être libre et entière dans sa territorialité , sans aucune intervention des pays étrangers. Europe , USA , Russie. Les témoignages que tu as recueillis sont très intéressants. Bravo!”

From Philip M. — “Suzie, this was a great article. In the USA, we get stressed out over whether we have fancy enough cars or big enough houses,

Zahor, the Chechnyan fighter, with me and my guide, Katya.

Zahor, the Chechnyan fighter, with me and my guide, Katya.

whether our Botox needs to be renewed, if we are wearing the right clothes or carrying the right purse. We watch ridiculous tv shows about affluent housewives complaining about their bitchy friends and or for the more sedate, there are the game shows in which we find out who can answer more questions and your article is a great reminder that there are people in the world who have real life issues to deal with every day, very basis issues such as the freedom of choice and yet Miley’s twerking has gotten more coverage than the struggles of the Ukrainian people. We live in a fantasy world here and your article helps us break through that.”

 

Summarily, A Revolution of Dignity is worth a read. Get to it, give feedback, and please share with everyone you know! Thanks bunches! –DOAP

 

 

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One Comment on “A Revolution of Dignity (Kiev, Ukraine)

  1. Pingback: The Fight for Cultural and Political Freedom (Hong Kong) | Dame on a Plane

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