Half the Sky on PBS

Half the Sky by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn is probably one of the most important books I’ve ever read. In Half the Sky there are stories of incredible sadness that end in extraordinary hope and achievement. Kristof and WuDunn show how the dire plight and place of women in many nations can be changed with just a little help and how empowering these women can change the world.

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The stories of the women in Half the Sky will definitely take your breath away both in sadness and in awe. But friends, honestly, if I could put this book in every person’s lap I totally would. Half the Sky is intensely powerful because it is so hopeful. From the book has come Half the Sky the Movement which is built on the fact that we all really really really can be a part of the solution to this huge problem.

And now PBS and their production partners have taken this movement to your TV! I am soooooo excited to watch it and so happy the Half the Sky the Movement just keeps growing.

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  1. Diana Mieczan October 2, 2012 / 7:36 am

    Oh my goodness, that book sounds so amazing. I need to read it:) Have a beautiful day. xo
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    • Jamillah October 2, 2012 / 1:49 pm

      You do!! It will change your life! YOU have a beautiful day too, Diana.

  2. FASHION TALES October 2, 2012 / 6:02 pm

    Wow, this is fantastic! PBS seems to be doing quite a lot in their efforts as a whole. I’ve always appreciated Public television networks. Will have to spread the word!
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  3. Casee Marie October 2, 2012 / 11:35 pm

    Yay! I’m so, so happy you posted about this. I heard about the book earlier this year from someone and it struck me as something I’d really like to read (that’s probably an understatement – it seems like an *essential* read). I haven’t had the chance yet, but after the documentary I’m all the more anxious to experience the book. I was actually watching something else on PBS on Sunday night and saw a promo for it, and I recognized the name, so I’m glad fate let me know that I should tune in. Such an epic documentary, it really gives your perspective a jolt, doesn’t it? I felt so connected to each woman and they all inspired me so much.

    P.S. I’ve been thinking of you and wanted to thank you for your recent comments! I’m sorry I’ve disappeared a bit, just scrambling to get everything done and it seems like my online life consists primarily of churning out blog posts, haha. I’ve missed you and your fabulous blog! xo

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