I have always believed that when people find their voice, they change their lives. This has been the foundation of my Cambodian-based writing workshop, and the work which has been highlighted over the past weeks on Mel u’s blog, The Reading Life, illustrates this. Today’s offering comes from Victoria, and you can read her poem and a bit about her life here. The master link of all the students’ work is here
The New York Times also seems to agree, and has recently run this article about how tens of thousands of people have peacefully taken to the streets of the capital, Phnom Penh, to tell Prime Minister, Hun Sen, that his brand of corrupt government will no longer be tolerated.
A child finds her voice. A country finds its voice. The world changes.
photo courtesy of the NY Times and Nicolas Axelrod/Getty Images