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Want a Better World? Educate the Girls

Tweet When I was in Sudan, I met a sweet 12-year-old girl named Hanna. I asked her the same question I ask most kids:  “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Without pausing to think, Hanna said, “A … Continue reading

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On My Way to Sesame Street

Tweet Last month, Sesame Street was brought to me by the letter W–as in WOW! It was slick and refurbished, and it was on HBO.  I was so disappointed. I remember those first Sesame Street shows.  I sat with my baby daughter on my lap–and … Continue reading

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Boko Haram? Do Something!

Tweet As anyone who hasn’t been living with a paper bag over their head knows, Boko Haram is the home-grown militant Islamic group that has caused havoc in West Africa.  Raised up in the continent’s most populous country, the group has … Continue reading

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Extremists’ Lesson #1

Tweet According to New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof–one of my favorties, by the way–the terrorists are fighting smarter than we are.  No, no, it has nothing to do with all the $$$$ in US-made arms and equipment they now have.  … Continue reading

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For the Love of a Child

Tweet I remember when I first saw Nisha. She was a shy 12-year-old who only spoke in whispers. I was in South India at the time, visiting the B.F.M. English Language School. High caste children studied alongside “outcastes.”  Christians played with Hindus. Parents allowed it … Continue reading

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#Bring Back Our Girls!

Tweet Just two months ago, I didn’t speak a word of the Nigerian language.  Now Boko Haram rolls off my tongue, and I know what it means: “Western education is sinful.” Is there anyone who doesn’t know that Islamic extremists … Continue reading

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Follow up on Malala~

Tweet Speaking of Malala Yousafzai, shot by the Talaban in Pakistan for daring to go to school–and for encouraging other girls to do the same: A senior Taliban commander by the name of Adnan Rashid says the attempted assassination of young education … Continue reading

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Sweet 16 and Changing The World

Tweet You know about her. You’ve seen her face on television. You read about her determination to see girls educated, then saw her lying in the hospital fighting for her life. Perhaps you’ve read her blog. And this past week, if you were fortunate, … Continue reading

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