Saturday, November 24, 2007
Recently, I read no laughter here, a contemporary story about two young friends who learn to cope with the aftermath of female genital mutilation. In a way young adults readers can process it, author, Rita Williams-Garcia informs her audience about a practice still inflicted on young girls and women around the world. I shared this book with my daughter. She researched terms and asked questions. We discussed it. I hope other mothers, aunts and mentors will share this book and encourage dialogue with girls in their lives. Let's talk about the need to speak out and take action to support all girls and women.