Transforming the world together; one testimony at a time.

Transforming the world together; one testimony at a time.

I am ecstatic to announce the global community book project, Passion over Past, is officially complete and the book is now available for purchase online! Who knew pursuing one small, simple idea I had last March (2014) would completely transform my journey. These past 15 months have been some of the most challenging, yet outrageously satisfying days of […]

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How I Became a Peshmerga

How I Became a Peshmerga

My journey to becoming a women’s rights activist began when I was a young child in Kurdistan, Iran and I attended a wedding with my family. At one point during the celebration, everything changed. The guests, who had been eating, dancing and laughing minutes before, began shouting – and I saw the bride crying in […]

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Spoken word for unspoken violence

Spoken word for unspoken violence

I’m Vanessa Agovida, a sophomore at Fordham University. As a bookworm, occasional writer, and actor, I believe in the power of stories to spread awareness and inspire change. Last fall, I became a founding member of Fordham’s first spoken word poetry club, which was started by my friend Sarah Davis. Unlike traditional forms of poetry, […]

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#BringBackOurGirls

#BringBackOurGirls

On April 14, the Boko Haram Group kidnapped over 200 Nigerian teenage girls (some sources now believe the number is actually close to 300) from their school in Borno State. Since then, the girls have not being found and the Nigerian government has shown insensitivity in the matter. It is estimated that a little over […]

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