Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favourable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment. Everyone, without any discrimination, has the right to equal pay for equal work. Everyone who works has the right to just and favourable remuneration ensuring for himself and his family an existence worthy of human dignity, and supplemented, if necessary, by other means of social protection. Everyone has the right to form and to join trade unions for the protection of his interests.
About my work
Kimberly believes that these human rights should all be a matter of course by now, and the fact that we are still fighting for them is a clear call to action. She was delighted to spend time with the words and intentions of the UDHR because they reminded her of the need to shun complacency and actively look for opportunities to make a difference. She was excited to work in collaboration with other artists and activists around the world.
Kimberly has found that the ageing process has served her well. Along with grey hair comes an impatience and a determination to make a difference in the world, both by herself as well as in her collaborations. By joining her voice with others, she believes her message will be louder and go further.
- Kimberly Saward
Kimberly Lowelle Saward, PhD, has been working with labyrinths since 1995, earning her doctorate in 2003 with a study of labyrinth walking as a transformative practice. Prior to her move to England, she worked clinically as a school counsellor and somatic therapist, and taught psychology at Sonoma State University in California. Kimberly is the author of Ariadne’s Thread: legends of the labyrinth, a psycho-spiritual study of labyrinth folk practices worldwide. She is currently researching modern and historic uses of the labyrinth, comparing and contrasting their uses in folk customs, mythology, and spiritual development. Travelling frequently between the United States and Europe as a speaker and an organiser of labyrinth-oriented conferences, pilgrimages, and events, she has a unique cross-cultural insight into the modern resurgence of interest in mazes and labyrinths. She is a founding member of the international Labyrinth Society and served as its president from 2003–08.
In addition to her work with labyrinths, Kimberly is an artist who also teaches fibre arts courses and workshops, emphasising their potential for spiritual practice and community-building. Her own artwork has spurred her to explore traditional women’s crafts in indigenous cultures. She uses her extensive travels to further her research in this field. She is passionate about building community wherever she goes, and is never without a pen to record her journey. Other areas of interest include medieval mysticism and symbolism. In that vein, she is an avid student of the tarot and continues her lifelong interest in Jungian psychology and the study of dreams.