by Belinda Munoz on March 11, 2011


She has a vision.
She believes in her cause
and is completely motivated.

The problem?
She is starting solo.
She has neither resources nor help.

Is she dissuaded?
Not a chance!

Defeatism doesn’t do well against determination.

She proceeds to organize
with a friend,
then another,
then another…

Perhaps this is how movements are built.


Know anyone like her?  Has she/he gotten to you yet?

This is a 55-word flash fiction for G-Man.


Image by KimManleyOrt

{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

1 magiceye March 11, 2011 at 2:52 am

these type of movements or initiatives are what are needed today aplenty


2 Olivia March 11, 2011 at 3:33 am

Dear Belinda,

This is an awesome write! Indeed that’s how movements are built! I am doing that since some time now! Was this image behind your words?

Wish me luck, I too am doing something similar :)
Love xx


3 Belinda March 11, 2011 at 9:35 am

Hi Olivia, the image is borrowed from another movement. Wishing you luck on your momentum building effort!


4 ayala March 11, 2011 at 3:59 am

Beautiful. Movements are built this way, all they need is passion to fuel them. I think you my dear want to change the world-and you can!


5 brian March 11, 2011 at 4:21 am

smiles. yeah most movements begin withone but i imagine if its driven with heart you will do alright…


6 Giulietta Nardone March 11, 2011 at 7:21 am

Hi Belinda,

It’s Women’s History Month and last night I had the pleasure of watching Susan B. Anthony’s biography. Moving and inspirational. She pretty much started her movement alone. She voted when they said women couldn’t vote and was hauled off to jail.

Takes strength and conviction but someone has to be the first one to stand up. Then others will follow. I’ve done it before. Anyone with the drive can start a move toward something better for all.

Great poem!



7 Eric 'Bubba' Alder March 11, 2011 at 8:09 am

Not all Goddesses start from lofty heights. Nice 55.


8 Jingle March 11, 2011 at 8:20 am

awesome character, everyone has a way to survive, no worries.

lovely 55,
Happy Friday.


9 TheKitchenWitch March 11, 2011 at 8:26 am

A terrific choice for women’s History month!


10 Alice Audrey March 11, 2011 at 8:32 am

I like the way the poem moves like a movement. Nicely said.


11 The Exception March 11, 2011 at 10:18 am

What a great work… This week I heard Courtney E Martin speak on TED. (I’ve become a podcast listener) and when I read what you wrote, I thought of her, not just because she is so young and has done a lot but because I found this link while checking her out creativephilanthropy(.)org and I thought – WOW. It is amazing what women (and men) of all ages are doing! Just when I find myself thinking that we are content with status quo and innovation is moving off American shores and out of American society – I read something like your work or hear about someone or find a non-profit… and I am thrilled.


12 G-Man March 11, 2011 at 10:35 am

Thats how all great movements start.
One persons vision, then it steamrolls.
Loved your 55 Belinda.
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End


13 Akelamalu March 11, 2011 at 11:09 am

Determination is all that’s needed.

Fabulous 55!


14 hedgewitch March 11, 2011 at 11:44 am

From the bottom up seems to work much better than from the top down. Nice 55, and thanks for stopping by my place.


15 Talon March 11, 2011 at 1:03 pm

I think that’s exactly how a movement gains momentum…one committed person at a time.

A beautiful 55, Belinda.


16 Mama Zen March 11, 2011 at 1:47 pm

And then she changes the world!

Excellent 55.


17 Steve Isaak March 11, 2011 at 4:05 pm

Smart-minded, inspirational stuff. Welcome read, my friend. =)


18 Lisa March 11, 2011 at 7:10 pm

Love the determination in this 55. Very well written. Thanks for stopping by my blog.


19 Corrie March 11, 2011 at 7:52 pm

Yep, that’s *exactly* how movements are built. Nice 55! :)


20 Patti March 11, 2011 at 8:43 pm

Indeed it is how movements are born. And I know this woman very well. My daughter, who just celebrated five years breast cancer-free, will walk in the 39-mile Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in Boston next May. This will be her fifth walk. She has raised over $30,000 for breast cancer research and treatment during the past four walks. Oh, yes, she got to me, all right. I’m a proud mama.


21 Kavita March 12, 2011 at 2:25 pm

Woowww.. and that’s what amazing about movements! They begin with just one beautiful drop .. but then becomes an entire ocean!!

Very effectively written, Belinda..


22 Jannie Funster March 13, 2011 at 1:02 pm

Yes. Yes. And YESSSS!!!

This brings back to mind how one woman started the movement that pretty-much dissolved Northern Ireland’s fighting. Her sister, and her sister’s 2 kids were killed.

Together we are mightier than we ever could have possibly wildly dreamed!



23 Rudri Bhatt Patel @ Being Rudri March 16, 2011 at 7:40 am

Excellent 55. I love the concise, specific words and the accompanying message.


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