Mukhtar Mai is a Pakistani woman who, after being gang-raped, was expected to commit suicide. Instead, she prosecuted her attackers and used compensation money to start schools, a women's shelter and an organization to support women from around Pakistan.
This is Carey Burgess, a 17-year-old student at Beaufort High School in South Carolina. Carey is the student body president of her high school, a junior marshal, and a recipient of the state’s Palmetto Fellows Scholarship. But the teen is now going viral on social media after she got suspended from her high school. The reason? She was wearing this outfit.
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Claudia Gordon, the first deaf African American female attorney in the U.S., has been an advocate for people with disabilities since high school. It was her desire to address societal barriers faced by people with disabilities that motivated her to pursue a legal education and career. Since graduating from law school and being admitted to the Maryland Bar, Claudia has conducted numerous empowerment & legal education outreach and training to organizations in both the U.S. & St. Thomas USVI.