Saturday, August 18

Interview With Superwomen Sue Melke, Bridget Cook-Burch, and Celeste Gleave

I Am a Superwoman poster
Josh Mitchell of Wickid Pissa Publicity referred us to Sue Melke, Bridget Cook-Burch, and Celeste Gleave, who gave us this interview:

La Libertad:  What would you like to tell our readers about the Superwoman Campaign?

Sue:  I Am a Superwoman is really a movement – of bringing women and men back into alignment so that we can create a greater world for our children. Right now as a society, we are like being in a broken down car on the wrong side of the freeway — and the freeway signs are down...  As a society, we are lost amongst so much violence, distrust, unkindness, and despair, and there is nearly a gender war taking place.  I Am a Superwoman is about recalibrating society to bring mutual dignity and respect for one another – to heal from past hurts while moving forward in purpose, in a fun and powerful way, for today and tomorrow’s leaders.  That’s why #IAmASuperwoman.  That’s why #NowItsUp2Me!

La Libertad:  Where did you get the inspiration for your mission?

Bridget:  So much openness developed after #MeToo that has been critical, and because we've been working in the trenches with victims of human trafficking, domestic violence, and sexual assault, we know women can no longer remain silent.  However, women and men have become afraid of one another, and it’s not teaching our kids healthy boundaries, nor mutual dignity or respect for one another.  We have been working for several years on programs to end violence against women, and we know that it is time for women and men to be working together for a healthier future.  We are inspired by women leaders and the men that love them enough to support and help create change.  We've been surprised and pleased at how many men want this for their wives, children, and grandchildren.

La Libertad:  What are the details of the Superwoman Summit?

Superwomen:  Friday, August 24 [2018], from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles.  It’s being held in the historic International Ballroom, and all manner of girls and women (rising leaders) will be joining us, as well as men with the vision of what is possible.

We have:

·         Lifetime award-winners in global and human rights, media, and journalism.

·         Compelling topics on equality and empowerment, with incredible speakers and panelists.

·         Young female leaders coming to learn and be mentored from some of the greatest leaders in the nation.

·         Victims coming out of human-trafficking, domestic violence, and sexual assault, learning how to own their voices, and become leaders.

·         American Idol artist entertainment

·         A Personal Bill of Rights Challenge

·         A VIP luncheon with the award-winners, speakers, and panelist leaders on the world-famous International Terrace.

NOTE: Tickets are limited to availability.

La Libertad:  What inspires you?

Celeste:  I think we're most inspired by leadership based on integrity...  Leaders that engender and engage human compassion and kindness...  Treating one another with respect and dignity...  That inspires us greatly - so do women and men who have fought for their rights... and hard-won, share their stories with us.

La Libertad:  What would you like to tell our readers about the Bill of Rights video challenge?

Superwomen:  Inside of SHEROES United, we had been working on the educational aspects of something magnificent that was working!  We knew this to be the next step for healthy leaders.  What clinched it was an educational training process we use that not only alleviates the low energy of shame and blame, but it also helps women and men own their voices, and rise from being victims to victors and leaders!  It’s vital for them to voice their boundaries.  We had developed a Personal Bill of Rights into our trainings in prisons and villages, and we knew it worked.  We made it historically tied to one hundred seventy years ago, with the inception of the first Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, [New York], and also made it relevant to today.  We realized that in a fun way, if women could own their superpowers, their voices, and their boundaries, things have to change! If men can be honored and do the honoring as well, then a deep wound within our society becomes healed.  Imagine kids growing up knowing their superpowers and their boundaries because mom and dad taught them?  And all the adults they know are practicing healthy boundaries?  It’s very powerful!

La Libertad:  What is the biggest challenge you face in 2018?

Superwomen:  The saturation of so much turmoil in the world and on our home ground.  The news is full of people berating and raking one another under the coals, throwing them under the bus.  People are tired of the news, not knowing that there is good news on their horizon if they but choose it.  We are not victims to our past, nor to any beliefs that do not honor others.  We have power to make change within ourselves this minute, and in our families immediately, and in our communities by simply being a different form of leader.

We have been around the world, and we have discovered there is more good in the world than evil, and more good people in the world than the twisted.  We just get to find each other and create a more positive tribe – get our car back on the right side of the freeway and work together for a brighter vision and future.

La Libertad:  What are your career goals?

Superwomen:  Well, as Producers, we are working on changing the world!  Beginning with ourselves, we believe in thinking big and acting bigger.  We believe that change is possible, and we’re working to spread a message that is much bigger than ourselves individually.  We’re looking to collaborate with more of the top leaders in this country and beyond, and to be able to bring significant change by being influencers of influencers.  We believe in having the bigger conversations that have to be addressed — without apology.  We plan to continue working with local and world leaders, diplomats, and royalty.  It’s time.

La Libertad:  What other projects are you working on?

Superwoman:  We’re creating a beautiful I Am a Superwoman Red-Carpet Gala, where we can celebrate equality and empowerment through entertainment, awards, and bringing people together for a common cause of doing real good in the world!  We have some popular celebrities, glorious entertainment, and are auctioning off Whitney Houston’s piano, with the proceeds going to SHEROES United’s education programs that help high-risk girls and women, as well as raising a new generation of leaders.

We would like to see additional Superwoman Equality and Empowerment Summits across this great nation, and in different parts of the world where it is also needed.

La Libertad:  What links would you like to share?


La Libertad:  What else, if anything, would you like to tell our readers?

Bridget:  One person has the power to change the world...  One person has likely inspired you to become your best self.  It takes leaders and mentors to show the way, oftentimes, but the leadership comes from inside of you.  You have it, even if you've been beaten and bullied.  You have it, even if you've made mistakes.  You were born with greatness, and it becomes a matter of choice:  Victim or victor?  Sheep or leader?  We're asking you to look at the greatest leader already inside of you.  The fact that you are reading this means she is ready to be awakened!

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