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THIS MONTH, WE'RE CELEBRATING: ANDREA SEABROOK



Andrea Seabrook, former NPR Congressional Correspondent, left her position at the end of July citing frustration with the daily grind of covering politicians who "lie" to her face, all day, every day. Seabrook has become an authority on the comings and goings of daily life on Capitol Hill since she began covering Congress for NPR in January of 2003. Seabrook is now trying to change the way political news is reported. Her new project is DecodeDC, a website that will feature Seabrook’s blog posts and podcasts that aim to “decipher Washington’s Byzantine language and procedure, sweeping away what doesn’t matter so listeners can focus on what does.”

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FRANCA SOZZANI WOMEN WE ADMIRE VOGUE ITALIA



FRANCA SOZZANI 

As editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia, Franca Sozzani has power and is not afraid to use it. Since taking charge of the magazine in 1987, she has transformed the medium into a conduit for raising political, social and environmental issues that relate to, but extend far beyond fashion.  Among her favored causes are social ills that have been previously perpetrated by her own industry including women’s “body image” issues, racism, and sexism.


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Soraya Mire FGM Author Director Speaker


SORAYA MIRE

Soraya Mire is an award-winning director, writer, and human rights activist.  She has dedicated her entire adult life to serving as a voice for women who are unable to speak for themselves. She is the author of the recently published book, The Girl with Three Legs: A Memoir (Lawrence Hill Books, October 2011), a dramatic chronicle of the personal challenges she overcame as a survivor of FGM, a firsthand account of the violent, global oppression of females and a testament to the empowerment of women. 

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