Beauty And Self-Esteem Behind Bars: Annual Lang’ata Women’s Prison Pageant

  Some would say that there is nothing worse than the stigma attached to someone who has made unfortunate mistakes, endured much pain and triumphantly attained rehabilitation. As the late Nelson Mandela once said: “Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do.” That is the kind of…

OAFLA: The First Ladies of Africa Continue the Battle Against HIV/AIDS

  In 2002, at an international meeting on HIV/AIDS held in Geneva, 37 African First Ladies came together to form a body concerned with the most vulnerable in their continent:  women and children infected with HIV/AIDS. OAFLA (Organization of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS) has a vision: an Africa with no HIV/AIDS, low maternal and child…

“Hidden Figures”: An Untold Story Shines on Film

    Hidden Figures is the previously untold story of three African-American women—two mathematicians and one engineer —who worked at NASA in the early 1960s. With both their gender and race serving as obstacles to their advancement and acceptance by colleagues, mathematicians Katherine Goble Johnson and Dorothy Vaughn, along with engineer Mary Jackson, helped set…