This week as I prepare for Create Explore Discover, I have been reflecting on what this event means to me and where the next step will take me in its formation. Education is at the highest priority, empowering others – especially women is also at the top of the list. If I can do this on a local level how does it affect my community and my circle?
What if you did this on a global level and helped girls in developing countries? Just a question–and if so how would you go about doing it? For me the first step is about participating in an incredible blogging campaign called “The Girl Effect” that is being spearheaded by Tara Mohr. It is about raising awareness about girls in developing countries and what we as women from a developed country can do to help them lead better lives and be all they can be. (I feel this begins in our own backyard and then grows from there)
approximately one quarter of girls in developing countries are not in school
out of the world’s 130 million out of school youth, 70 percent are girls
When a girl in the developing world receives seven or more years of education, she marries four years later and has 2.2 fewer children
When women and girls earn income, they reinvest 90 percent of it into their families, as compared to only 30 to 40 percent for a man.
For my part right now, it is about sharing the organization girleffect.org with my blog readers. My hope is that you in turn share it with your friends and family and if you are a blogger with your readers. Make a difference and help a girl. Be a part of the change…..
For the past 10 weeks I have been honored to work along side Catherine Just and 10 amazing women photographers to create a body of work in a master photography class called Into the Deep. I have known Catherine for many years but this was only the second time I have taken a course from […]
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