A tour de force of inspiration

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Produced by Tina Brown Media and the New York Times, Women in the World is a tour de force of inspiration and badass womendom featuring strong, passionate girls, women and men from around the world. Sharing deeply personal stories of challenges and successes, speakers dole out nuggets of wisdom that are insightful, and often enlightening and profound.

I had the impossible task of choosing only a few highlights from the inspiring things heard:

The insightful

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Photo credit: NY Times

We first met Marquesha Babers at last year’s Women in the World after she read her brilliant poem “To all the Warrior Women”—her response to the film Girl Rising and Senna, the Peruvian teen poet profiled in the film. This year, Marquesha opened Women in the World with a reading of her poem “That Girl.”

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The wise-beyond-her-years

 

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Photo credit: NY Times

Eunice Akoth, a 10 year old, took the stage to share her poem called, “My Dream.” The 6th grade poet from the slums of Nairobi, stunned the audience with her words and confidence as she spoke about growing up and encouraging her peers to live out their dreams.

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The dreamer

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Photo credit: NY Times

Ugandan nun, Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe, is director of St. Monica’s Girls Tailoring Centre where she has given hope and opportunity to thousands of young women who survived enslavement under the rebel army lead by Joseph Kony. Sister Rosemary radiates life and joy and seems to transfer kindness and energy as she envelops all who came up to speak to her in the lobby.

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The leading man

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Photo credit: NY Times

Aamir Khan, Indian movie star and creator, hosts a weekly television show in India called, Satyamev Jayate or Truth Alone Prevails. An avid advocate for women’s issues and sparking social change in India, Khan uses the television show (with 600 million viewers!) to discuss and encourage his audience to rethink cultural taboos, such as caste to dowries to rape.

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