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Below is a repost from (a great blog with girlie news, tips and cool buys).   The heart warming post goes to show you that NOTHING should stop us ladies from speaking our minds. If these women can share their voices, so can we. Write on my sisters!!

” The Afghan Women’s Writing Project(AAWP), founded in 2009 by Masha Hamilton to empower women in Afghanistan to share their stories and their voices. These women risk their lives to meet online and in hidden “writing huts” to be mentored by American women authors and professors, and AAWP publishes their words for the world to see. They’re hiding laptops under burqas, walking through Taliban territory to get to a place to upload their assignments. Can you imagine?

Read stories like “True Friends, Part 1,” “A Letter to My Parents” and “A Prayer for Grandmother” (get tissues!), and peek into the warm and colorful Afghan culture with scenes like “Come for Dinner at This Big House.

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