Just the Way You Are

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I can’t help but think of the song, “Just the Way you Are” by Bruno Mars as I let you in on a rather revealing and almost amusing encounter I had recently… When I see your face There’s not a thing that I would change ‘Cause you’re amazing Just the way you are And when […]

Good News For Girls: No Apologies for Brilliance

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How We See Ourselves: Your hair-free head might be a source of embarrassment. Or it might be another place to show off your beauty. Embracing all the features prone to shame. (if you missed Sarah’s post earlier this week … you’re welcome.) With a little support (as Bev reminded us) maybe we can even Flourish. […]

NO LIMITS: Cynthia’s Audacious 55th Birthday Dream

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By Cynthia Cavanaugh | Twitter: @cavcynthia When I was a little girl, I used to dream about what my life would be like at 20, 30, 40, 50 and beyond. I later learned that my dreaming translated into being defined as a visionary person–someone who is “given to audacious, highly speculative, impractical ideas and schemes, […]

Bring Back Our Girls, God Hear Our Prayers

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One by one, we read out the names of the 180 girls on the list. Girl. By girl. By precious girl. And after each name we said, in a quiet chorus: Bring back our girls. God, hear our prayers. The spring air held nothing but these girls’ names offered as prayer to the God of Heaven […]

Educated Girls Will Change the World #BringBackOurGirls

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We forget that we are powerful. We forget that in many countries, it is the labour, intellect, creativity and stamina of women who keep economies and populations functioning. The world is beginning to learn of the hundreds of Nigerian school girls kidnapped in order to be sold off. The outrage, absent from the mainstream media […]