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What Poverty Taught Me About Beauty

Suzanne O'Dell
[quote] Where there is sorrow, there is holy ground.” – From “De Profundis” by Oscar Wilde [/quote] When you wake up in Guatemala, the mountains reach out to welcome you. Their sloping, ancient roots rise up like fingers from underneath a ...
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What Poverty Taught Me About Beauty

Suzanne O'Dell
When you wake up in Guatemala, the mountains reach out to welcome you. Their sloping, ancient roots rise up like fingers from underneath a mossy blanket. Outside is green and gold. The sky, pale and new like a bowl of milk. Dizzy yellow light seeps t...
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Understanding Haiti’s Poverty: Myths, Mountains, and Solutions

Suzanne O'Dell
Years before the morning a 7.0 earthquake ripped the tiny island nation apart, Haiti was routinely r...
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When Slavery Becomes Tradition: The Victims Behind India’s Thriving Sex Trade

Suzanne O'Dell
“I wanted to make her look pretty. Why shouldn't I do it?”Neetu’s mother glances down again as
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A Woman-Sized Task: How Holistic Empowerment is Changing a Continent

Suzanne O'Dell
One of my first uncomfortable encounters with the global pandemic of gender inequality was when I re
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