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_model_michelle They say West Africans do it better...
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Normal Davinia "A Girl Rising"
tiney1woman My mom was not as educated like how she would like to be. For a portion of my life, I witness her struggles, even though she never complained. She said education would have made everything better & I believed her. Within years I saw how right she was. In parts of my childhood, I witnessed a murder, was held up at gunpoint with one of my brothers, saw generation after generation of girls become statistics including in my own family. In addition, even though I didn't experience being deprived of education because I am born a girl, this is a every day struggle for girls in developing countries. I'm all for education equality, however, I'm currently the voice for those girls who do NOT have a voice! Those 66 million girls that are not in schools! Gaining an education offers girls the chance, opportunity, prosperity & innovation to transform not just their lives but also the world. How do I know this? Well......, it was my life! It is my life! It is "my" story. Being educated (even the basic of being able to read & write) *I'm able to make better life decisions
*put off having kids until later *choose a life partner for "me"
*build my confidence
*initiate myself in finding my own truth
*break the cycle of poverty
*stand up for human rights
*without any doubt will educate my own children
*fight effectively in providing ways where my family, community & the world will thrive.
My experiences have given me insights, therefore, I REFUSE TO LET GIRLS BE PRISONERS IN THEIR OWN MIND & LIVES, KNOWING I CAN HELP! EDUCATION OFFERS FREEDOM & I WILL HELP ALL TO SOAR LIKE THE PHOENIX THEY ARE!!! #action2015 #heforshe #girlrising #girlrisingmovement #girlrisingambassador #fightingfortherightstoeducategirls #Iammalala #WEAREGIRLRISING #girlscan #india #peru #sierreleone #afghanistan #haiti #cambodia #nepal #ethiopia #egypt #jamaica #dmv #educationisimportant #womanonamission #womanwithpurpose #chimeforchange
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  •   snageek You're amazing! I'm right there with you about educating girls! 11h
  •   tiney1woman Thank you hon & so are you. So are you!!! @snageek 1h

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Normal Davinia "A Girl Rising"
tiney1woman The way how they take great pleasure in counting out their pennies before putting them in our class penny jar How ironic that I teach them but they teach me things I didn't even know they were capable of teaching me by just being themselves. My little humanitarians are global citizensSo grateful for what they are doing for the world. #pennies4girls @girlrisingofficial #girlrisingmovement #girlrisingambassador #island #girl #jamaican #Iammalala #WEAREGIRLRISING #girlscan #india #peru #sierreleone #afghanistan #haiti #cambodia #nepal #ethiopia #egypt #jamaica #dmv #educationisimportant #womanonamission #womanwithpurpose #chimeforchange @halftheskymovement @unfoundation @chimeforchange @girlupcampaign @ushersnewlook @unfoundation @unitednations @unwomen 1w

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tiney1woman What an honor it was to share my vision of educating every single girl worldwide & getting others on board. Had no idea I was being the guest speaker just thought I was there to talk about my passion. Had no nerves present & sharing #mylifesyory sure comes easy because I'm the only one holding my pen! Speaking for the heart works for me. I WILL SHOW GIRLS THAT THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH HAVING A DREAM. I WILL SHOW GIRLS THEY CAN SIMPLE DO ANYTHING THEY PUT THEIR MIND DO!!! #guestspeaker #girlrisingambassador @girlrisingofficial #girlrisingmovement #girlrising #island #girl #jamaican #Iammalala #WEAREGIRLRISING #girlscan #india #peru #sierreleone #afghanistan #haiti #cambodia #nepal #ethiopia #egypt #jamaica #dmv #educationisimportant #womanonamission #womanwithpurpose #chimeforchange @halftheskymovement @unfoundation @chimeforchange @girlupcampaign @ushersnewlook 1w

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tiney1woman All it takes is the idea of one & it's crazy how it manifested beyond my wildest dream. Greenbelt Rotary Club has committed in helping me gather pennies in educating girls worldwide. All pennies are counted by me & then submitted to @girlrisingofficial Girls are deprived of so many things and education is one of them! Being a girl from a third world country I know the challenges we girl face! I also know what education can do because it has brought me to this very moment in my life, which is taking to help girls worldwide. Picture a world of educated girls! Isn't that a beautiful sight!!! Everyone wants the world to change but guess what? The world cannot change by you wishing it would!!!! Become the change #weempoweryouths @glblctzn @cottononfoundation In addition, one way to end poverty is giving girls the opportunity and chance to gain an education! In the comfort of your own home you are far from reality! In the comfort of your own home you can pass any judgement! Just give us one pen, one book and watch us ignite with our soul on fire #girlrising #girlrisingmovement #girlrisingambassador #fightingfortherightstoeducategirls #Iammalala #WEAREGIRLRISING #girlscan #india #peru #sierreleone #afghanistan #haiti #cambodia #nepal #ethiopia #egypt #jamaica #dmv #educationisimportant #womanonamission #womanwithpurpose #chimeforchange @halftheskymovement @unfoundation @chimeforchange @girlupcampaign @ushersnewlook @hughcevans 1w

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tavonmasonlovesthekids THE PICTURE EXPLAINS IT ALL!!!! THANK YOU HASSAN ALL THE WAY FROM #SIERRELEONE TYPE IN TYE LINK BELOW #REGISTER and #VOTE @clpbcp @buffaloesoldiergirl #Actlikeasuccess
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mr_tmason THE PICTURE EXPLAINS IT ALL!!!! THANK YOU HASSAN ALL THE WAY FROM #SIERRELEONE CLICK THE LINK IN MY PROFILE #REGISTER and #VOTE @clpbcp @buffaloesoldiergirl #Actlikeasuccess 2w

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Video Davinia "A Girl Rising"
tiney1woman One of the things that causes people to lose hope at times, is the lack of people not doing what they have said they would do! Growing up, one of the things I have learnt from my mom & other mentors in my life, is that, if you are not going to do what you say, it's best to keep your mouth shut!!! I'm here today doing what I LOVE because my earthly parents stood by their words. Therefore, I have learnt that in life with all that I do "my word" will be all I have to give & it's my opportunity to follow through, because making this world a better place is NOT about me but about all those who will continue to fight after me! So my stance is educating girls worldwide is my promise to this world & a promise to girls worldwide that: NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE, I STAND WITH YOU #island #girl #jamaican #teacher #activist #advocate #girlrisingambassador #girlrisingmovement #action2015 #bringbackourgirls #Nigeria #Iammalala #WEAREGIRLRISING #girlscan #india #peru #sierreleone #afghanistan #haiti #cambodia #nepal #ethiopia #egypt #jamaica #dmv #educationisimportant #womanonamission #womanwithpurpose #chimeforchange @halftheskymovement @unfoundation @chimeforchange @girlupcampaign @ushersnewlook 2w

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Normal Davinia "A Girl Rising"
tiney1woman Noooooooo I decided to use the month of January to plant seeds for my "tree of the future," while bonding with the ones in my life. I break my silence today to send prayers to Paris & Nigeria. It's heartbreaking to see that people have very little or no respect for life. Something that is so precious & of great value means nothing to a bunch that only see it as a way to draw fear into others & to control. With all that's happening, you would think you can go buy "life" off a shelf in a store. I pray that these extremists find a heart one of these days & realize they need to release their hands from around the neck of the ones they are suffocating; simply allowing them to breathe. Creating havoc & terrorizing cities, using boys for boy soldiers, using women/girls as an commodity & to carry out violent plans. When I read the headline that 10 year old girls were use in suicide bombings, my heart sank! I couldn't hold back the tears. What massacre!!! The sadness of it all. The pictures are gruesome!!! My heart aches for all those cries of terror & plea for help. "Children should be running, skipping, reading, dancing, hugging, smiling AND NOT USE IN THE ATTACK OF TERROR!!!!!" 12 in Paris, 2000 in Nigeria. I must admit this black smoke laying over our head is quite discouraging but this is truly another reason to keep fighting for the world. My heart goes out to the entire world & I pray that God continues to give strength to those who aim to put an end to injustices worldwide! As Gandhi once said: "if we are to teach real peace into this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children." I strongly believe in educating the mind as well as EDUCATING THE HEART!!! #prayersforNIGERIA #prayersforPARIS #theworldissufferring #heartbroken #stillkeepingHOPEalive #undeterred #Nigeria #Paris #girlrising #girlrisingmovement #girlrisingambassador #fightingforEDUCATION #Iammalala #WEAREGIRLRISING #girlscan #india #peru #sierreleone #afghanistan #haiti #cambodia #nepal #ethiopia #egypt #jamaica #dmv #educationisimportant #womanonamission #womanwithpurpose #chimeforchange 3w
  •   samantha13811 No this is terrible I pray but more action needed . Silence has descended and nothing has changed yet. We will make the changes. Sadden at the thought. 3w

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Normal Davinia "A Girl Rising"
tiney1woman I decided to use the month of January to plant seeds for my "tree of the future," while bonding with the ones in my life. I break my silence today to send prayers to Paris & Nigeria. It's heartbreaking to see that people have very little or no respect for life. Something that is so precious & of great value means nothing to a bunch that only see it as a way to draw fear into others & to control. With all that's happening, you would think you can go buy "life" off a shelf in a store. I pray that these extremists find a heart one of these days & realize they need to release their hands from around the neck of the ones they are suffocating; simply allowing them to breathe. Creating havoc & terrorizing cities, using boys for boy soldiers, using women/girls as an commodity & to carry out violent plans. When I read the headline that 10 year old girls were use in suicide bombings, my heart sank! I couldn't hold back the tears. What massacre!!! The sadness of it all. The pictures are gruesome!!! My heart aches for all those cries of terror & plea for help. "Children should be running, skipping, reading, dancing, hugging, smiling AND NOT USE IN THE ATTACK OF TERROR!!!!!" 12 in Paris, 2000 in Nigeria. I must admit this black smoke laying over our head is quite discouraging but this is truly another reason to keep fighting for the world. My heart goes out to the entire world & I pray that God continues to give strength to those who aim to put an end to injustices worldwide! As Gandhi once said: "if we are to teach real peace into this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children." I strongly believe in educating the mind as well as EDUCATING THE HEART!!! #prayersforNIGERIA #prayersforPARIS #theworldissufferring #heartbroken #stillkeepingHOPEalive #undeterred #Nigeria #Paris #girlrising #girlrisingmovement #girlrisingambassador #fightingforEDUCATION #Iammalala #WEAREGIRLRISING #girlscan #india #peru #sierreleone #afghanistan #haiti #cambodia #nepal #ethiopia #egypt #jamaica #dmv #educationisimportant #womanonamission #womanwithpurpose #chimeforchange 3w

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artphotonyc Mende Helmet Mask ( Ndoli Jowie) by the Master of Nguaba, Sierre Leone - In Pursuit of Beauty: The Myron Kunin Collection of African Art at Sotheby's. #mask #africanart #africanmask #sothebys #beauty #sierreleone #nguabu #africa #newyorkcity #newyork #myronkunin #auction #artcollection #artcollector #amazing #awesome #instacool #instagood #instadaily #love #helmet #helmetmask #master 4w

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nomadjamieson African beauty- Praying mantis. #africa #traveladdict #travel 1mon

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