Chirlane I. McCray (born 1954) is a writer, poet, editor, communications professional, and political figure. She has published poetry and worked in politics as a speechwriter. Married to current New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, she is the First Lady of New York City. They have two children, Chiara and Dante. They plan to move from their home in Park Slope, Brooklyn, into Gracie Mansion, the traditional residence of New York City mayors. Reference
Today, Feb 14th 2014 over 1 BILLION people are rising with love to prevent violence against women and girls during the V-Day event world-wide. The movement, which involves a series of creative events promoting awareness of abuse in over 200 countries, will raise money to focus attention on women’s issues such as rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM) and sex slavery.