Her Very Own Galaxy

As a child, Burçin Mutlu-Pakdil used to gaze at the night sky and dream of reaching the stars.  Driven by the desire to study the universe, she left her home to pursue an education in Physics.  Her parents were criticized for letting her move away for her education because young women weren’t supposed to live …

The Sunshine Comes

Do not lose hope, please believe that there are thousands of beautiful things waiting for you. Sunshine comes to all who feel rain. -R.M. Drake After staring at her painted toenails, she finally raised her head to look up at him.  They were standing by the lake on a cloudy Sunday afternoon.  They had just …

Sojourner Truth

Empowered by her religious faith, the former slave worked tirelessly for many years to transform national attitudes and institutions. According to Nell Painter, Princeton professor and Truth biographer, "No other woman who had gone through the ordeal of slavery managed to survive with sufficient strength, poise and self-confidence to become a public presence over the …

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