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She Grew Up With Privilege — And She Knows How To Use It

Listen to this important story that changed history for women. I can’t wait until the movie.

Layli Miller-Muro is the co-author with Fauziya Kassindja of a book about Fauziya’s life and their fight together to obtain protection for all women fleeing to the U.S. from violence. It’s called "Do They Hear You When You Cry." Layli used her proceeds from the book to start the Tahirih Justice Center, which provides legal advice and educational support for immigrant women and girls fleeing violence. The organization also works to allow these women's voices to be heard to help shape policies that better protect women and girls from violence.

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If Americans were asked to describe the Statue of Liberty without looking at it, most of us could probably describe her long robe, the crown on her head, a lighted torch in her right hand and a tablet cradled in her left. Some might remember it's inscribed with the date of the American Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776.

But there's a significant detail most of us would miss. It's a feature that points to why Lady Liberty was created and gifted to us in the first place. At her feet, where her robe drapes the ground, lay a broken shackle and chains—a symbol of the abolishment of slavery.

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