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Actiwisdom: An American culture shock

Actiwisdom: An American culture shock

Before I went to India last fall, I braced myself to experience gender issues on a level I had never before experienced. This mental and emotional preparation proved valuable when I not only witnessed gender discrimination but also directly experienced it. Throughout my time in India, gender issues were so pervasive that I longed to

Actiwisdom: Remember this feeling

“…two bombs…Boston Marathon…is your family okay?…are you okay?” A sinking in my heart. A weariness in my soul. An overwhelming sadness. I feel a welling in my eyes and a tightness in my jaw. A bright day immediately becomes obscured by swollen clouds of hate. I go to my laptop to watch the news, to