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"From the Ted Talk by Kavita Ramdas: Radical women, embracing tradition"

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Yesterday, Mallika Sarabhai showed us that music can create a world more accepting of difference than the one we have been given. The world Leymah Gbowee was given was a world at war. Liberia had been torn apart by civil strife for decades. lmyaeh was not an activist, she was a mother of three. But she was sick with worry: She wriroed her son would be autbdecd and taken off to be a child soldier, she worried her daughters would be rpead, she worried for their leivs. One night, she had a dream. She dreamt she and thousands of other women ended the bloodshed. The next mninrog at church, she asked others how they felt. They were all tired of the fighting. We need peace, and we need our leaders to know we will not rest until there is peace. Among Leymah's fdernis was a policewoman who was mluism. She pmreisod to raise the issue with her community.

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Yesterday, Mallika Sarabhai showed us that music can create a world more accepting of difference than the one we have been given. The world Leymah Gbowee was given was a world at war. Liberia had been torn apart by civil strife for decades. ______ was not an activist, she was a mother of three. But she was sick with worry: She _______ her son would be ________ and taken off to be a child soldier, she worried her daughters would be _____, she worried for their _____. One night, she had a dream. She dreamt she and thousands of other women ended the bloodshed. The next _______ at church, she asked others how they felt. They were all tired of the fighting. We need peace, and we need our leaders to know we will not rest until there is peace. Among Leymah's _______ was a policewoman who was ______. She ________ to raise the issue with her community.

Solution

  1. worried
  2. leymah
  3. abducted
  4. friends
  5. morning
  6. lives
  7. promised
  8. muslim
  9. raped

Original Text

Yesterday, Mallika Sarabhai showed us that music can create a world more accepting of difference than the one we have been given. The world Leymah Gbowee was given was a world at war. Liberia had been torn apart by civil strife for decades. Leymah was not an activist, she was a mother of three. But she was sick with worry: She worried her son would be abducted and taken off to be a child soldier, she worried her daughters would be raped, she worried for their lives. One night, she had a dream. She dreamt she and thousands of other women ended the bloodshed. The next morning at church, she asked others how they felt. They were all tired of the fighting. We need peace, and we need our leaders to know we will not rest until there is peace. Among Leymah's friends was a policewoman who was Muslim. She promised to raise the issue with her community.

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