Respect Award

Thank you  studiotj

for nominating me for the RESPECT Award.  Your ‘soul gift’ to me is much appreciated.

This award has no conditions attached to it. It offers a way of shining the light on just a select few of the bloggers for whom I have a great deal of respect.

Their passion shines through. Some are champions and advocates  for the voiceless, the disenfranchised of the world – the homeless, the mentally ill,  the abused and victimised, the ones who are often forgotten or invisible to the rest of the world:


 Alluring Eby

from Nigeria writes boldly and rawly giving voice to  issues such as

female genital mutation, child abduction,  women’s health and wellbeing  issues


Dear Hope  

 “is a growing community of people who advocate for all things related to mental health. Here you will find stories, research, tools, resources, and more in relation to topics like depression, anxiety, insomnia, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and more. You are not alone, and you are loved. The community here is a safe place for you to share your own thoughts, stories, and ideas to shed light on a topic that far too many people don’t speak about.”



shares  stories about homelessness with warmth, dignity and respect.

Dennis Cardiff  also happens to be an awesome poet.


Then there are those who share  priceless pearls of  love and wisdom:

 Jacqueline Obyikocha 

is akin to the the blogging world’s  Earth Mother


 Love talk

floods the blogosphere with messages of  love


Zack Carlsen’s

‘ 5 Ideas, 3 Questions, and an Action’  framework is a thought provoking and

deceptively simple invitation to reflect on the complex issues of life


This is for you – and all the other ‘Marias’ out there.

The Gift

Thank you.


© Raili Tanska



19 thoughts on “RESPECT

  1. Congratulations Raili on your nomination. You deserved it. And thank you for nominating me for such a powerful award. I feel inspired, and I am glad you considered my blog. I have learned so much from reading your awesome posts, and I look forward to reading more.

    1. Thank you so much for that beautiful compliment. i figure between us all we can make a difference to the world, one drop at a time. Eventually the balance will HAVE to shift!

  2. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! I am indeed honoured.

    I am happy you got nominated for this award because I believe it is a hundred percent deserved. Congratulations dear and keep on inspiring us.

  3. My respects Raili. You deserve the award. I was surprised to see me name jump out at me. How delightful and I love the description that you gave me. Thank you ever so much. I accept your lovely nomination.

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