When Challenge Is Accepted Rather Inadvertently

Beautifully curated black and white photos of women were trending on Instagram the other day. What started in Turkey as women’s support campaign to show unity, respect and solidarity to 27-year old Pinar Gültekin, one of the latest victims of the country’s high-rate femicide, quickly evolved into celebrities captioning sexy black and white snaps* of themselves with the hashtag #challengeaccepted and “Good vibes only“.

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The Education of an Idealist

I felt I had the Obama-era cabinet members and advisers pretty well covered already – those who had served in the White House (such as Michelle Obama, Alyssa Mastromonaco and Beck Dorey-Stein) and those who should have served in the White House (Hillary Clinton), but I came across another book that I didn’t want to pass on: The Education of an Idealist by Samantha Power.

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