Stunningly gorgeous, Marielle Franco could have easily grasped her physical beauty/wellness and lived out her days as a model or in some other occupation that idolizes outward beauty. Undoubtedly her days would have been much longer than the 38 years worth of days her life was afforded as a social justice and wellness advocate and politician.
But, that would have never worked for her and who she was to be.
You see, each of has a life matrix that when optimized allows us to be well, and subsequently healthy. And while we each need every dimension of wellness (occupational, social, intellectual, financial, emotional, environmental, spiritual, and physical) to have some kind of balance in order to be healthy, no two people's matrices (or matrixes) are exactly the same-not even twins. Councillor Franco's matrix , therefore, required that she seek not only her own social wellness, but the social wellness and its equity for the the people most frequently marginalized-LGBT community, favela (poor, shanty towns of Brazil) inhabitants. and blacks/mixed race citizens.
Those that are perceptive enough will realize that the history and present day of Brazil and the United States have served to create an almost identical caste-like system that metes out access to health and ability to create wellness according to a complex mixture of race and class.
But Marielle Franco, herself a child of Brazil's deep-rooted discrimination, violence, and fractionated communities, navigated her way to her own wellness, health and power.
Franco was a rarity in Brazilian politics: a powerful black woman.
And a powerful woman is someone and something that many, sometimes, even other women, struggle with.
The day before her (Franco's) death, she mourned the loss of Matheus Melo, a young black favela resident who was shot while coming out of a church with his girlfriend, just the latest victim of the multifront conflict among drug traffickers, militias and police in Rio state that has left casualties on all sides. “How many more people need to die before this war ends?” Franco tweeted.
The next day Marcella Franco was assassinated .
Her killers have not been caught. But the federal prosecutor’s office in Rio says that the evidence, including the highly professional killing, points to a hit by corrupt police officers.
It's unlikely that Marielle's killers will ever be found or that they will confess. But truthfully, even if they were to confess or be found, it's really the (political) environment that refuses to tolerate an outspoken woman of color representing the rights of all people, that stole the life force of
Marielle Franco, July 27, 1979-March 14, 2018
How many more MARIELLE FRANCOs, how many more PEOPLE need to die before this war ends?
We only dispense wellness because wellness is the key to health, and health opens the door to life.
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