I meant to link to this project a while back after I met the one of the founders at TED. Better late than never…Imagining Ourselves is “a platform for young women to create positive change in their lives, their communities, and the world. The project includes not only this groundbreaking online exhibit, but also a series of global events, a celebrity blog on Yahoo!, and a dazzling book published by New World Library. The goals of Imagining Ourselves are to increase young women in leadership positions, to connect our esteemed partners (such as the Global Fund for Women and the World YWCA) to a broad audience, and to increase international community among this first global generation of women. The magic happens when young women are able to form connections across international boundariesâ€”and use those connections to improve each otherâ€™slives.”
Please visit the site…lots of wonderful stories and images and a great list of action resources.
– For Aspiring writers Kwani? invites your applications to participate in an interactive 8-sessions of The Writing Process. Starting April 2006, the sessions will be held twice a month Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the British Council. This forum shall explore essentials of the progression of writing i.e. characterization, plot, story arc and the narrative universe among other elements.
If you are interested, please give us the following details by 12th April 2006: Your name, Telephone number, Cell, E-mail, Submit a three paragraph intro about yourself and what compels you to write to Annette Majanja info-at-kwani.org
– My condolences to those who lost loved ones in yesterday’s tragic airplane crash. I am especially saddened by the death of Bonaya Godana,. There is very little that is admirable about Kenyan politicians, but Godana was one of the few exceptions. I have always admired him because of the challenges he overcame to get to where he was and his brilliance – he was one of the few politicians in Kenya who you could listen to without cringing, very smart and articulate and he was always trying to keep the government on toes as the deputy leader of the opposition.