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Kenya: Bloggers Pay Tribute to Wangari Maathai

Wangari Maathai

Still Beautiful - "Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes don't see as well and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. "But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand" The Velveteen Rabbit

Aung San Suu Kyi: The Burmese pro-democracy leader who has inspired the world with her non-violent resistance to a brutal dictatorship

Women of the World Call for Urgent Action on Climate Change "We are gathering to raise our voices to advocate for an Earth-respecting cultural narrative, one of 'restore, respect, replenish' and to replace the narrative of 'domination, depletion and destruction' of nature." Dr. Jane Goodall, Dr. Vandana Shiva, Christiana Figueres, Marina Silva, Rosemary Enie, Melina Massimo, May Boeve, Dr. Sylvia Earle, + ... (Note: needs a better pic. This one does not look like an urgent call to action. )

Suffragette, Britain 1900s. Women of Britain & the democratic world, never waste your right to vote. These women fought, died and starved for a right we now take for granted. It doesn't matter who you vote for, vote because you can. It's a right still denied to millions of women around the world.

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51 Seriously Badass Ladies Who Will Make You Proud To Be A Woman

“If you’re feeling helpless, help someone.” ~ Aung San Suu Kyi, politician/Nobel Peace Prize winner

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China's most incredible mother: Staggering story of the woman who saved 30 abandoned babies after finding them dumped in the street with the trash

Lou Xiaoying, now 88 and suffering from kidney failure, found and raised more than 30 abandoned Chinese babies from the streets of Jinhua, in the eastern Zhejiang province where she managed to make a living by recycling rubbish. 'I realised if we had strength enough to collect garbage how could we not recycle something as important as human lives,' she explained.

Girl in Bareina, a small bedouin village in the south of Mauritanie, West Africa. Photo by Ferdinand Reus.

Women's Suffrage I am grateful for the sacrifice of those women that made this happen. It was finally ratified by enough states to become the 19th amendment.

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30 Women Who Kicked Ass In 2013

Malala Yousafzai, for fighting for human rights even after the Taliban’s horrific attack on her.


A great smile in every situation…

I love this shot simply because we are so inundated with 'sad' or 'devastating' ones of children in the third world that we are tempted to forget that they have joy beyond what we could possibly understand on so many levels.