women of the world: united we stand. / by Maranie Staab

it is said that girls compete with each other and women empower one another. i could not agree more and can't understate the importance of (all) women making the choice to build each other up instead of tearing one another down - whether in the US, uganda, or any other place in this world. it is (only) together that we can make the difference. 

here's to the innumerable strong, beautiful and inspirational women that i have met and gotten to know over the past few weeks -- many more photos to come

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