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The Second to Last Day of Women’s Her-Story Month: Honoring Leymah Gbowee


Adrienne Rich said, “When a woman tells the truth she is creating the possibility for more truth around her” (May 16, 1929 – March 27, 2012)

On the last day of Women’s Her-story Month, I honor Leymah Gbowee for her work to empower women and girls globally. My favorite part of the TED talk is when she recounts how a little girl from President Sirleaf’s village looked at a sitting male pro rape representative and said, “We will vote you out of office.” I tell you, I love to see a strong, confident, and perspicacious woman and girl of color. So, today I honor Nobel Peace Prize winner, Leymah Gbowee, for her work in Liberia to empower women and girls to speak “truth” to power.