We made it to our starting point by Saint Jean Pied de Pont in France with our official pilgrim passports in hand and shells attached to our backpacks. First thing tomorrow morning we will begin our assent to cross the Pyrenees. The first day is the hardest; it's good to get that over with!
These past few days I have been thinking a lot about the low value and low self esteem that make girls vulnerable to exploitation. Perhaps it has been the "no make up" "no hair product""wearing the same thing everyday"of our journey. Why is it that how we look is so ingrained in our value? We are so much more than our physical appearance. Society tells us how to look and we can hide behind that. How liberating it would be if every girl/woman could look in the mirror complelty natural and feel truly beautiful.
On the train here we were asked why we were walking, so we shared with them a bit of our story, fundraiser and organization. We are so thankful for all of your prayers and support and are eager to get walking!
Cathy + Macy