Remember her name: first girl to throw a shutout in the Little League Baseball World Series! Remember her name: throws a seventy-mile-per-hour fastballRemember her name: first girl to throw a shutout in the Little League Baseball World Series! Remember her name: throws a seventy-mile-per-hour fastball, brings new meaning to the saying "You throw like a girl."!! Remember her name: first Little Leaguer and the youngest athlete to be on the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine!!!
Advice on Empathy, Integrity, Leadership and Accountability: "But the thing about sports is that you have your ups and downs and you have to keep playing through. Sometimes things go your way, and sometimes things don't. That's all part of the game."
"Coach Steve taught us to be classy - win or lose"
Winner of Seventh grade advisors' award for a girl who has a great work ethic, calm determination, and great tenacity in everything she does and inspires other to do their best work. "I try very hard to be that girl."
"Life isn't always easy, and sometimes you're gonna fail. You have to fail in order to make it somewhere. Everything can't be all success. If you only had success and you lost the first game ever in your life, you wouldn't know how to handle it because you had never lost before. But failure is actually a good way to succeed. There's always gonna be the setback in sports and in life that will help you do better the next time. Like if there is a championship game and you lose, then next year you're gonna work twice as hard as you did before because you want to win that championship."
In addition to playing three sports - Mo'ne Davis is an honor roll student!!!! Amazing!!!!
"He (Nasrudin Hoja) worked in a vineyard, taught, gave sermons at the mosque and was even a judge" "Though his life in Turkey was not always easy, his"He (Nasrudin Hoja) worked in a vineyard, taught, gave sermons at the mosque and was even a judge" "Though his life in Turkey was not always easy, his heart was light and his approach to difficulties was witty, yet wise."
Really enjoyed the following stories:
Pumpkins and Walnuts
Hoja at the Bathhouse
The Four Arrows
The Smell of Soup
The Three Questions
Fun short stories with a bit of wisdom along the way!...more
"There is an uncanny silence surrounding the trauma of black rape." - Charlotte Pierce-Baker, author
"We all have free will, but when it comes to black"There is an uncanny silence surrounding the trauma of black rape." - Charlotte Pierce-Baker, author
"We all have free will, but when it comes to black men, all of a sudden everybody blames us -black women- for what goes wrong in our rae. Allof a sudden black men are not responsible for themselves. We have to be responsible for them. Then we're blamed when they go to white women; we're blamed when they kill each other. We're not valued as people to the same degree that other people are valued. Even less so than black men. A professor at the university said in class, in my presence that "you can't get raped unless you go slinking through the ghetto." As if I'm not even a human being. I was sitting there! We're disposable people, black women. I -as a black woman- have feelings. I get angry; I feel delight; I cry myself to sleep. We have the whole range of emotions that anybody else does." - Ruth
"Talking about rape is like taboo, and we all know it's taboo." "...for black women it's taboo "to tell"; the brothers are hurting so bad we don't want to hurt 'em anymore. God forbid we should put another worry on them!" - Matilda, twenty-year old college student
"White women are usually put up on a pedestal. With the black woman it only takes one smudge, and you carry that smudge with you for the rest of your life. Most white women feel that black women should be used to being raped. When I was going to high school, I went to a racially mixed school. When we got to the Civil War, most of the white girls I went to school with felt that black women enjoyed sleeping with the masters. To me that was something that was passed on to them by their families. I figure that's how the white man justified raping black women back then; it was okay because "they enjoyed it." - Adrienne, forty-year old nurse
"...rape is a men's issue. Rape says much more about men than it ever has about women. Rape is a louder statement about masculinity than it is about femininity." - Rus Ervin Funk, Stopping Rape: A Challenge for Men
"We thought we could take care of anything ourselves! Our relationship had always been very private. Even our parents weren't privy toeven the remotely intimate parts of our life. I think if we had done therapy together, it would have made a difference. But within our marriage -and our family of three- there was ocmplete silence. I was complicitous, totally, in the silence. It would, somehow...just get better." -David, husband of rape survivor.
Speak out - don't remain Silent! Organizations that can help: Women Organized Against Rape (WOAR)
Family matriarch, quasi-free slave "Sally Thomas could remian legally enslaved while renting a house, establishing a business, raising three boys, proFamily matriarch, quasi-free slave "Sally Thomas could remian legally enslaved while renting a house, establishing a business, raising three boys, providing for her grandchildren, and maintaining amicable relations with whites bears testimony to what could be accomplished within the boundaries of slavery." - Impressive!...more