Recently I was rereading Jamaica Kincaid’s “Girl” and discussing it with a group of college Freshmen. For those unfamiliar, “Girl” is a powerful prose where the protagonist is listing a series of duties and responsibilities to her daughter, with the understanding that should she be able to do those things adequately, only then she would be considered a woman. The essay was published in The … Continue reading The Power of the Adolescent Girl
With 1.1 billion girls and counting, we do need to strongly keep fighting to address prominent issues young girls are facing daily, which truly stands in the way of their progress and the progress of the world. Every year on October 11, we celebrate our young girls and shine a light on the importance of providing opportunities for young women all over the world … Continue reading International Day of the Girl: Let’s keep fighting!
Follow my blog with Bloglovin “The children are our future” is a quote we have all grown up hearing ever so often. However, we are in a new millennium, but still hold some old world thinking. We are at a point in the world where we now have to specify which of our children needs help in pursuing this future. Young women globally have been … Continue reading The Power of the Adolescent Girl: Vision for 2030