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By Lisa J Shannon, Zainab Salbi

ISBN-10: 1580053467

ISBN-13: 9781580053464

Lisa Shannon had what a few could name an excellent life—her personal company, a profitable fiancé, a safe domestic. Then someday in 2005, almost immediately after her father’s dying, an episode of Oprah replaced every thing. The convey approximately ladies within the Congo depicted atrocities too terrible to realize: hundreds of thousands useless, girls gang-raped and tortured, youngsters ravenous and demise in stunning numbers. That day Lisa awakened to her dissatisfaction with the “good” existence and to her function as an activist and a sister.

She created a beginning known as Run for Congo girls, with the aim to elevate cash to sponsor 30 Congolese girls. What begun 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 maintains to elevate funds and know-how. In A Thousand Sisters, Lisa stocks firsthand money owed 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 conjures up her viewers to arrive out and aid to boot, forming a sisterhood that transcends geographic boundaries.

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I cannot step on another plane bound for sunny Southern California. I can no longer retreat behind the camera wearing this season’s Banana Republic collection in all black, size 14, hoping it hides my forty-five-pound weight gain, which I’m afraid screams: I don’t know who I am anymore. I am disappearing. I can’t lead models in one more round of “One, two, three. ” 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.

War is a very bad thing. But I’m thankful God has enabled you to comfort us. Thanks. Generose I march her letter over to Oregon Senator Ron Wyden’s office, where he’s holding his weekly meet and greet for constituents. I’m the only person who shows up, so we talk for a half hour about Congo. He reads Generose’s letter. ” he says, shocked.

Each week I go on the longest run of my life. I hire an ultrarunning coach and follow her training schedule to the letter. Ted drops me at the trailhead in the morning. While he works for hours, grocery shops, and does laundry, I pound miles of trail, getting smacked in the face with branches and spider webs. If I’m lucky, I brush them off my face or hair. Less lucky for me and the spider, I sometimes get a surprise high-protein snack. I REALLY NEED TO PEE. Never mind public toilets; I am ten miles from the nearest porta-potty.

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