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Finding Solace in the words of “Jane Eyre”

“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.” Sometimes, my urge to read conflicts with my desire for comfort. In these times, I return to my favorite books, the... Continue Reading →


Lighting the Truth, In Memory of Ida B. Wells

Ida B. Wells-Barnett is one of America's most ardent Civil Rights activists. A staunch supporter of the rights of African Americans and Women, she co-founded the National Associated for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). As a journalist and non-fiction... Continue Reading →

Margaret Mead and the Women’s March

In the wake of President Donald Trump's inauguration, millions of women and men took to the streets to remind the President that he now works for all Americans, and their voices cannot be demonized into silence. After a tense and fearful... Continue Reading →

A First Lady’s Insight on Friendship

This week will be the last week our First Lady Michelle Obama will be in the White House. We've had eight years of insights, advocacy, and intelligent encouragement from the First Lady. Today, I want to share a quote from... Continue Reading →

Malala’s Voice and the Power of Speaking Up

"I raise up my voice—not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard...we cannot succeed when half of us are held back."

The Wisdom of Eleanor Roosevelt

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes... Continue Reading →

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