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Little Brag: Amy’s Letter Got Published in the New York Times!

Amy wrote a letter to the editor and the Times published it. Nice! (Scroll down on the linked page to see Amy’s letter in context, below the Libyan letter.)

Local support for smart girls

Re “This smart girl says thank you” (May 23): Nicholas Kristof celebrates

Amy’s TEDx Talk is NOW LIVE!

Please have a look at the final video from Amy’s TEDx Monterey talk!

If you feel inspired to support the project, today (Tuesday the 6th of May, thru midnight) is GiveBig day, and any donation you make THROUGH THIS LINK will be 100% tax deductible and will be S T R E T C H E D !!!

Guest Post: We Are Not Alone (Vikram Patel and Global Mental Health)

Here’s another in a series of guest posts by our friend/mentor/intern Jill Seidenstein.

The issues that arise within Shanta’s story are complicated and difficult to disentangle from each other. Attempting to detangle mental health from global development from cultural shifts makes me dizzy. I start to follow one thread and find myself hopping to another, wondering about various factors

Quite a Rumination About Suicide From the UK

This article is about a situation very different from Shanta’s death, but the issues it brings to the fore are familiar–stigmatization of mental health, lack of support for mental health, heightened risks from economic and social crises. The author’s discussion–and though I generally try not to read them in newspapers because they are so often mean and vacuous, the

A Wonderful Article on Our Project @ The Sun Break!

Today the project is featured on the front page of The Sun Break, an online magazine of Seattle’s news and culture. Wow!

 

SO MUCH

A new title, a different film: The Girl Who Knew Too Much

We started this project in 2008 with it being about how girls’ education is the best thing we can do in the world. We called it Girlworld.

So much has happened  since then regarding the popularity of the women’s empowerment movement. Amazing people like Nicholas Kristoff and Sheryl WuDunn (Half the Sky) are telling that story . The 10×10 project  is

I think our film is a bit of an ‘Insiders Guide to Girls’ Education’

Check out this video I found on the United Nations Foundation news feed. It is about Ethiopia, but could very well be Nepal. It made me think about our film. It made me think that what we are making is sort of an ‘insiders’ guide’ to what a family has on the line when they send a girl to school