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"From the Ted Talk by Reshma Saujani: Teach girls bravery, not perfection"

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For years, I had existed sflaey behind the scenes in pilocits as a fundraiser, as an organizer, but in my heart, I always wanted to run. The stintig congresswoman had been in my district since 1992. She had never lost a race, and no one had really even run against her in a Democratic prmiray. But in my mind, this was my way to make a difference, to disrupt the status quo. The plols, however, told a very different story. My pollsters told me that I was crazy to run, that there was no way that I could win.

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For years, I had existed ______ behind the scenes in ________ as a fundraiser, as an organizer, but in my heart, I always wanted to run. The _______ congresswoman had been in my district since 1992. She had never lost a race, and no one had really even run against her in a Democratic _______. But in my mind, this was my way to make a difference, to disrupt the status quo. The _____, however, told a very different story. My pollsters told me that I was crazy to run, that there was no way that I could win.

Solution

  1. politics
  2. polls
  3. safely
  4. primary
  5. sitting

Original Text

For years, I had existed safely behind the scenes in politics as a fundraiser, as an organizer, but in my heart, I always wanted to run. The sitting congresswoman had been in my district since 1992. She had never lost a race, and no one had really even run against her in a Democratic primary. But in my mind, this was my way to make a difference, to disrupt the status quo. The polls, however, told a very different story. My pollsters told me that I was crazy to run, that there was no way that I could win.

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Important Words

  1. congresswoman
  2. crazy
  3. democratic
  4. difference
  5. disrupt
  6. district
  7. existed
  8. fundraiser
  9. heart
  10. lost
  11. mind
  12. organizer
  13. politics
  14. polls
  15. pollsters
  16. primary
  17. quo
  18. race
  19. run
  20. safely
  21. scenes
  22. sitting
  23. status
  24. story
  25. told
  26. wanted
  27. win
  28. years