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This was a very inspiring piece--to see Sharada studying English on her bed with the curtain gently blowing in the breeze behind her and her grandchild peeking in! You expanded out a picutre of her life so we could know a little more about her--that she had grandchildren and a family. The family photo was great! Also, the interview with the teacher about Sharad's commitment to school had impact. I think that a photo of Sharada in school and one of a family member praising and supporting her would also be good--maybe even the son whose coming on the train inspired her to go to school!
Lots of good work here and a lesson to us all to appreciate our educations!
This needs to be "out there" as does your reply to Juliette! You have stated so clearly and specifically why women need to be part of the leadership that moves communities and countries into the peace process. Your writing is powerful, Rahel, and your passion for this issue is both grounded and inspiring! The UN Commission on Women begins their meeting on Feb 27th in NYC. Women worldwide are holding 5 min. of silence the evening before for the intention that powerful action could result. I'll join with you and the world pulse sisters for that end and also to hold a prayer that your piece and writing becomes a major voice for all women and especially those of Africa.
Keep on working for women! It really matters since we hold up "half the sky!"