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By Lisa J Shannon, Zainab Salbi

ISBN-10: 1580053467

ISBN-13: 9781580053464

Lisa Shannon had what a few might name an exceptional life—her personal company, a winning fiancé, a safe domestic. Then in the future in 2005, presently after her father’s dying, an episode of Oprah replaced every little thing. The exhibit approximately ladies within the Congo depicted atrocities too terrible to appreciate: thousands useless, girls gang-raped and tortured, little ones ravenous and demise in surprising numbers. That day Lisa awakened to her dissatisfaction with the “good” lifestyles and to her function as an activist and a sister.

She created a beginning known as Run for Congo ladies, with the aim to elevate cash to sponsor 30 Congolese girls. What all started as a solo 30-mile run has now grown right into a nationwide association in reference to girls for girls foreign. Run for Congo ladies holds fundraising runs in 4 nations and ten states, and keeps to elevate cash and knowledge. In A Thousand Sisters, Lisa stocks firsthand bills of her reviews traveling the Congo, the ladies she’s helped, and the relationships she’s shaped. With compelling tales of why she is still devoted to this reason, Lisa conjures up her viewers to arrive out and support to boot, forming a sisterhood that transcends geographic boundaries.

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Instead, as Ted will point out later in division-of-labor arguments, I sit on the couch and do precisely nothing for months. Four months, to be exact. This leads us to try Paris. The plan is to visit the city—it will be my first time there—to celebrate my thirtieth birthday. I want to mark the territory of the next decade with something new and different. Because I have a sneaking feeling that now may be the time to get away . . from all this. Ted and I visit his family in England, where I catch a horrible cold.

In the footage, I am blinking rapidly. My eyelids are fluttering. I didn’t feel afraid at the time, but as I watch myself, I’m clearly scared. Why did I invite that place in? Why did I pursue it, track it down? It wasn’t because I wanted a feel-good pet project. I needed a solution. CHAPTER TWO The Greenest Grass IT ALL STARTS with Oprah, as these things so often do. It is August 2004 and I am sitting in my therapist’s office. She zeroes right in. ” I am not one to advertise my daytime TV habits, but my four o’clock appointment with Ms.

When I reach the more populated section, everyone is faster than I am. As college girls in bushy-bushy ponytails bounce straight past me, I reassure myself: They are probably on mile two; I’m on mile eighteen. ” as he passes. I mumble on an exhale, “Thanks,” and then get misty-eyed! No one ever warns you that on these long stretches, with the body’s resources beyond tapped, you get wiggy. On the final stretch, I feel like I’m running while I have the flu. I was overly optimistic about my pace again.

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