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From the Ted Talk "Laura Boushnak: For these women, reading is a daring act"

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______ by my own experience, as I was not allowed initially to ______ my higher education, I decided to _______ and ________ stories of other women who changed their lives through education, while ________ and questioning the ________ they face. I covered a range of topics that concern women's education, keeping in mind the differences among Arab countries due to ________ and social factors. These issues include ______ illiteracy, which is quite high in the region; educational reforms; programs for dropout students; and political activism among university students. As I started this work, it was not always easy to convince the women to participate. Only after explaining to them how their stories might influence other women's lives, how they would become role models for their own community, did some agree. Seeking a collaborative and reflexive approach, I asked them to write their own words and _____ on ______ of their own images. Those images were then shared in some of the classrooms, and worked to inspire and motivate other women going through similar educations and situations. Aisha, a teacher from Yemen, wrote, "I sought _________ in order to be independent and to not _____ on men with everything."

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  5. pursue
  6. ideas
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  9. economic
  10. female
  11. barriers
  12. education

Original Text

Pushed by my own experience, as I was not allowed initially to pursue my higher education, I decided to explore and document stories of other women who changed their lives through education, while exposing and questioning the barriers they face. I covered a range of topics that concern women's education, keeping in mind the differences among Arab countries due to economic and social factors. These issues include female illiteracy, which is quite high in the region; educational reforms; programs for dropout students; and political activism among university students. As I started this work, it was not always easy to convince the women to participate. Only after explaining to them how their stories might influence other women's lives, how they would become role models for their own community, did some agree. Seeking a collaborative and reflexive approach, I asked them to write their own words and ideas on prints of their own images. Those images were then shared in some of the classrooms, and worked to inspire and motivate other women going through similar educations and situations. Aisha, a teacher from Yemen, wrote, "I sought education in order to be independent and to not count on men with everything."

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