African FGM Author Finds Herself Called to Activism
by Tobe Levin
January 5, 2012
That African kid with a sand belly, as the author and activist Khady calls herself, dares the world to look at what it chooses to ignore – Female Genital Mutilation. Khady has come remarkably far from Thiès in Senegal to founding and serving as the president of an organization in Brussels called the European Network for the Prevention and Eradication of Harmful Traditional… MORE
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ACTIVISM! - by the Editors
Creating ideas, reaching out, offering inspiration: progressive and feminist activists are fired up.
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Five essentials to moving forward today. •Art by Melanie Cervantes and Jesus Barraza
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Worldwide marches reject excuses for rape. •Video
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You can't make an impact without technology AND face time.
Food for The Soul: Poetry That Pierces Injustice - by Sarah Browning
Creativity frees the mind to imagine new solutions. •Video
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Use compelling real-world experiences to win allies. •Art by AchtungFittor
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Hope in guides on ending harassment & celebrating grassroots accomplishments.
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Religious myths hinder real-world solutions.
Letter to a Young Activist: Left to Learn from the ‘60s - by Laura Whitehorn
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Taking A Stand Against Ageism at All Ages: A Powerful Coalition - by Margaret Morganroth Gullette
Generational prejudice must be swept away. •Art by Cathy Cade
Our Little Light: Letter From A Young Activist - by Lindsey Hennawi
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