June 28, 2012

Tip Top TED: The greatness of girls

Liberian peace activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee has two powerful stories to tell: of her own life's transformation and of the untapped potential of girls around the world.  Can we transform the world by unlocking the greatness of girls?

For all the ladies out there worrying about those extra 5 pounds, a bad hair day or the wrong order at Starbucks; these extra 15 mins will make you grateful for having those issues. I was pretty upset by this video, not only because of the sadness in Leymah's voice as she tells of the desperation of these girls without access to an education, but the fact that an education {or the freedom to decide} is not a given for everyone the world over and that unfortunately, not enough is being done about it.

Read more about this inspiring woman {here}


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