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"My ambition", my pride

In the society in which I grew up, women are supposed to take a back seat in everything. So, it came as a shock to my older brother when as teenagers, I refused to be suppressed. … Read More»

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2011 VOF WEEK 2 - "TRADITION"

I come from a family of many women and as the first of seven daughters growing up in Sub Saharan Africa gave me first hand opportunity to witness the downside of gender inequality. … Read More»

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After the Hurricane

As Hurricane Irene passes and the sun begins to shine, I am reminded of my sisters and brothers in Somalia who are suffering daily. … Read More»

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July 22

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In silence I trust

Being married for nearly nine years comes with many encumbrances. You may not have joint accounts but the home is done up together. … Read More»

Visionary Leaders

Leaping into the Whirlwind

For Sikh-American activist and filmmaker Valarie Kaur, healing her divided nation begins with taking divine risks. Read More »

"We have a choice: to continue supporting the status quo, or to follow our moral compass—and leap."

Voices of Our Future

CAMEROON: Lessons from the Kitchen

The kitchen is all too often a symbol of women's exclusion from public space, but Sharon Ajongakoh Asonganyi believes it can also be a source of strength and innovation for women. Read More »

"The kitchen may just be the right place to develop creative strategies that promote the African woman’s emancipation."

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Understanding Our Mothers…

Mothers often shoulder the enormous burden of raising their daughters into defined or acceptable gendered roles or ideals, going at extraordinary lengths to suppress her own and daughter’s aspirations … Read More»

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Mermaids

Next thing I knew, I was eating toast with peanut butter and drinking grape juice for breakfast with mom and Jessie. Then, blurry-eyed, I dressed for class. … Read More»

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The learning Continues

I have always marveled at how God uses the most unlikely candidate to execute His desired purposes. … Read More»

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