Messages from the Phone Line

March 22nd, 2011 in Archive by 0 Comments

We opened up a Hidden World of Girls story phone line with NPR and asked you to call with your stories, tips, and suggestions. Here is a sample of some of the most recent calls that have come in. Do you have a story to tell? Call 202-408-9576.

“I am a friend of an amazing Woman…born into extreme poverty and fearing for her life…she overcame all these problems”

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“She used to bite her fingernails down to the bottom, and when her fingernails would start bleeding they would send her to the nurse, and the nurse would give her milk – and that was the only way she could get milk.”

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“It was almost 3 years ago, in the small Island of Trinidad when I had a dream and a well known Diviner came to visit, and these two events were to change my life forever.”

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“I was born male, and now I’m a woman.”

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“Almost 40 years later, my sister Vicky is still the only reason I have any well fitting stylish clothing in my closet.”

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“(My Mother) during World War Two was a P.O.W. …she saw some horrendous things…but she has kept her sense of joy and wit.”

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“The Ladies have got a thing called the power of the socks…when they put these socks on they become powerhouses!”

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“I would pay anything for the pills.”

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“…a 22 year old who rode across the Atlantic Ocean to raise awareness and $100,000 to promote access to clean drinking water.”

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