ps008: It's My Birthday & I'll Cry If I Want To

This week is my birthday. I will be 31 years old. I cannot imagine what my life would look like if I dropped out of school to get married at the age of 8.

To honor the education and experience I've been granted in my 31 years, I'm donating $31 every month this year to -- They serve over 1100 girls in 26 villages, helping them stay in school and out of child marriage, and they fund more than 20 girls removed from brothels in Bangladesh.

There is no greater human rights issue than the way we treat girls in poverty. They deserve to be heard, to be educated, to have options, to have dreams.

If you are inspired by the work I do and want to celebrate 31 years of living bravely with me, then I challenge YOU to sponsor a girl's education for $31/month.

Let's make it happen. Let's transform these girls into what we know they can be, perhaps things they don't yet have permission to dream about...

Visit to begin your own sponsorship of bravery.

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