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We have good news.

Have you ever had a dream come true? Think about how you felt when your once-guarded hopes transformed into tangible realities. That surreal, giddy, expectant-for-more feeling is how we are feeling today at Sister India. A couple of weeks ago, in honor of International Women's Day, we were preparing to get the word out about what our sisters in India are facing. Our dream: end her silence by inspiring people online to be her voice. And then, you blew our socks off. Here's proof that we are powerful together: 5 amazing bloggers took time out from their usual posts, and encouraged their followers to speak up for women in India. Because of their efforts: 30 people gave to support students, 5 people created fundraising pages to rally their friends around the cause--- and the best news? $3,614.40 was given to completely fund 120 students! The video we released, telling Americans about what Indian women are facing has made its way around the internet. In just 2 weeks 18,

Tomorrow is Int'l Women's Day. Let's speak up for these women!

Have you ever felt invisible?   Maybe you're the alarm-snoozer like me, rushing out of the house in a bland, rumpled ensemble and a bumpy ponytail. Or maybe you've been stuck at home cleaning up after the kids for too many days in a row. Whatever it was, chances are you've felt invisible at least once. And it's no fun . I want to tell you about a chance to rescue women from invisibility. This year I learned about millions of women in India who are ignored and abused by a culture that denies their worth. I learned about Kajani trying to light herself on fire, Kimaya and the physical abuse she faces for seeking education and sweet Rosmita , a grandmother who's never once felt loved or worth it. A team of dear friends and I started Sister India to lend our voices to rescue them from their abuse through education.   This video paints a picture of her world, with shocking facts I didn’t learn until this year: This Saturday, March