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[7 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]
Women: You have an idea. Yes, and…?

Jenna Paone
Boston, MA USA
“From that point forward, we were all hooked! We were hooked on working together as a collective of women who are powerful and active world citizens. We looked around, impressed by our achievement and asked ourselves, ‘Yes, and what’s next?!’”
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There’s a basic theater principle that every actor who steps into an improvisation class learns: the rule of “yes, and?” What it means, essentially, is that in order to be a good “improv”-er, you’ve got to support your scene partners. So, for instance, if you step on stage …

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[3 Aug 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
Take Action – Sign a Petition for Women!

Take action from your computer – sign a petition, and stand up for women around the world!

Support the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act. Why? To help women and families affected by violence and abuse to maintain access to vital resources.

Help Moms Fight Malaria. Why? Because Malaria is responsible for the death of 1 child every 45 seconds, and providing women support through microloans and education can help reduce this appalling statistic.

Stand Up For Women and Girls Around the World. Why? To show solidarity and spread awareness about the challenges women …

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[31 Jul 2012 | 5 Comments | ]
Brutal: A Call to Speak Out Against Child Abuse

Nabila Sharma
London, United Kingdom
“I’m now 36 years old and, after many years of heartache, pain, and subsequent counseling, I feel as though I have finally emerged from a long dark tunnel and back into the light.”
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My name is Nabila Sharma and I am a Muslim.  I was just seven years old when the imam at my local mosque began to sexually abuse me.  The abuse happened on an almost daily basis and lasted for four years.
The imam was the most powerful man in our community and I was terrified of …

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