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[20 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]
A Message to My Young Sisters

Marie Chantal N. Karasira
Rwanda
“You are so beautiful.
I love your smile,
I love your eyes,
I love your hair,
You are really beautiful.”
Many people tell you that you are so beautiful.
Many people tell you that you are so lovely.
Many people tell you that you are so beautiful and add, no one is like you.
Many people tell you that you are so beautiful and add, you are like a flower.
Many people tell you that they need you.
You are not like a flower.
Look at you, you have two arms.
Look at you, you have two legs.
Look at …

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[8 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]
Dear Pres. Hu Jintao; Dear Pres. Obama

Yi Wang
China
I am a Chinese citizen who loves my country. I have faith in the government, the public, and the new generation to create a better China for the world. I would like to say this to my President:
Address seriously the problem of corruption in the government. We need officials to work with ethics and to make the needs of the people their priority. I want a presidential plan and a new training process for officials.
The government is controlled by an old generation. When the new generation comes in, train …

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[7 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]
My New Year’s Resolution Changed My Life

Vicki Roehrick
USA
On the cusp of the New Year 2009 it occurred to me that previous resolutions had been made, throughout my 48 years, with little thought. This year would be different. It began with a simple question: How was I, a mother, a grandmother, to make a difference in the world from my little corner, small-town USA, miles from any metropolis?
“In small steps,” I decided. In simple ways. At first it was a bit daunting. There were so many in our world in need. Where would I begin?
I launched a …

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[3 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]

Cheryl N Olivieri
USA
I am posting my story, part of my story, because I have submitted a course proposal to the Sadie Nash Leadership Project in New York and New Jersey to teach “Feminision: Seeing With The Vision of Feminism.”  Among other border-crossing questions, I am asking whether a selected writer writes for herself or for another and, then, what creates this distinction?
I wanted to post my story, part of my story, so as to propose a perspective in which to cross a border of sorts, in which one steps through …