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Rachel Symons's Journal

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What is education?

I was appalled when I read in my local newspaper that Ethiopian children are being used as research subjects for a project that proposes to use tablet computers to teach kids to read English. … Read More»

If I were enough

If I were enough, I would never be afraid. I would never be afraid to fail, To disappoint, or to prevail. If I were enough, I would never feel alone. … Read More»

I am a Slave

I am a slave To that which tells me I am Flawed, To that which sets my Standard of Beauty. I am a slave To those who Judge me, To those who are, themselves, Insecure and Vulnerable. … Read More»

Seeking Dignity in Power

We must stand together, support each other and empower each other if the stereotypes of women in leadership are ever going to change. … Read More»

In God We Trust

Now I know why some people believe in God. I know why they simply have to have faith, because sometimes there is no other way for us to get through the day. … Read More»

Social Gendercide in America

The United Nations estimates that 13 million people have been affected by the famine that has struck the Horn of Africa. … Read More»

To those who see us

Do not give me pity, Give me Grace, for I am not inferior for What I have endured. Suffer with me Out of empathy, Not pain, And then move on. My roots go deeper Than my trials. … Read More»

"An Evening With Gloria Steinem"

[NOTE: I had the honor of attending a talk with Gloria Steinem recently. She was at the forefront of the women's movement in the 60s in the U.S. and has continued to spread her message since then.] … Read More»

The Freedom Boutique

Three years ago, my neighbor was kidnapped. Eight days later, police found her in Oakland. She had been sex-trafficked. Sacramento is one of the top worst offenders in the nation for sex-trafficking. … Read More»

god's Hand

I picture myself standing on the edge of the cliff, the tip of god's finger, with the ocean spread out like a quilt below. Waves form wrinkles and ripples that make the quilt tender and comforting. … Read More»

The Feminine Strong

In 2008, my sister was diagnosed with anorexia. My world shattered. One in ten people die from anorexia of those who get the eating disorder. I was beyond scared for her life. … Read More»

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