Some exciting news, friends – I was published on the Huffington Post! In an effort to inspire readers to invest in women, I wrote this as part of Half the Sky‘s campaign called Raise for Women. It’s sort of a collection of many stories you’ve heard right here, many times before, but written for an audience who hasn’t necessarily been exposed to the state of women in the developing world, and those personal stories that inspire us to get involved.
My favorite thing about this was the email the Half the Sky team forwarded me the next day – it was from someone who had submitted an application to be a community ambassador after reading my story. Nothing feels better than this right here:
” I recently read Amy Schoenberger’s article on the Huffington Post and was inspired. I’ve been searching for an organization that helps women on a grand scale empower themselves for quite awhile. Hearing Amy’s story and reading through the website, I instantly knew that Half the Sky was what I had long been searching for. I would love to create awareness here in the Los Angeles area as I know many women who would be honored to participate in this sort of global activism for women. With the surge of female awareness through Sheryl Sandberg’s book, Lean In, and women’s issues on both a political and social level, I believe Half the Sky could really help lead the new feminist movement. It would be a privilege to be an ambassador but more so, I want to help women of all social classes both inside and outside the US learn to use their voice.”