Inspiration comes in many forms, but the 365 docobites crew were moved when they met Phart in Siem Reap, Cambodia – a woman who typifies what last week’s International Women’s Day is all about.
Reflecting on last Sunday’s International Women’s Day, and attempting to digest the headlines that had flooded my timelines with stories of inspirational women, I felt my frown-lines deepen as I began to consider what kind of woman I am.
In today’s docobite from Phart in Siem Reap, Cambodia, we learn about two very different kinds of women.
One is Phart’s mother, a woman who abandoned her five children, to marry another man, eventually creating a whole new family far away from her first.
And then there is Phart, the eldest of her siblings, who at the end of grade five was forced to provide for her entire family. As Phart shared her struggle and consequent triumph with us, it was easy for me to see that she was who I was going to be inspired by most during this time of celebrating women.
She’s proving you don’t have to be an actress, scientist or politician to be a survivor, instead simply inspiring both men and women with daily acts of compassion, determination and perseverance.
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About 365 docobites…
The 365 docobites team, Epiphany and Carl, are travelling across five continents for an entire year to introduce the 365 docobites community to a “stranger a day” via a vlog of short and shorter documentaries.
Each docobite will be as unique as the stranger it features, allowing their identity to drive the content. Whether we’re with a stranger for a moment or a day, 365 docobites will capture the essence of that time in their life, humorous or horrific, dramatic or delightful.
What do these people look like?
What do they think about?
What makes them laugh, cry, scream and shout?
What is life like for the strangers of the world?