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By Lisa J Shannon, Zainab Salbi

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

She created a origin referred to as Run for Congo girls, with the aim to elevate funds to sponsor 30 Congolese ladies. What all started as a solo 30-mile run has now grown right into a nationwide association in reference to ladies for girls overseas. Run for Congo ladies holds fundraising runs in 4 nations and ten states, and keeps to elevate cash and understanding. In A Thousand Sisters, Lisa stocks firsthand debts of her studies traveling the Congo, the ladies she’s helped, and the relationships she’s shaped. With compelling tales of why she is still dedicated to this reason, Lisa evokes her viewers to arrive out and support besides, forming a sisterhood that transcends geographic boundaries.

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If you are not there already, come join us, for the “world is too full to talk about. ” We are just sisters gathering in a field, and we shall run—run and dance—dance until the end. AUTHOR’S NOTE THIS IS A TRUE STORY. In a place as extreme as Congo, there is no need to make anything up. Everything in this book happened; the vast majority of it happened on videotape. Most of the dialogue has been transcribed directly from video, as it was translated to me in the moment. Some interviews are compressed, having taken place over multiple meetings.

Like so many other men, he judged himself through the lens of status. In his mind, a couple of rental investment properties didn’t cut it. I, on the other hand, have never had trouble making money. But now that Dad is gone, I find it hard to remember what the goal is supposed to be. This? Ted and I designed our home as a background for photo shoots: white-on-white-on-white décor, accented with bold doses of nothing. It’s the kind of purity you can purchase on a long afternoon at IKEA—perfectly generic.

I need to raise ten thousand dollars. I’ve never done any fundraising or public speaking. My only ideas are to send out a bulk email and to invite ten friends over for a screening of Oprah’s Congo segment. One of my best friends, Lana—a savvy Portland casting director known for her fundraising prowess—advises otherwise. “Don’t invite ten friends over to your place. ” I don’t have ten friends to ask, but six friends finally agree to it. I squirm at the prospect of asking people for money, so I keep it simple and take a no-pressure approach.

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