People often ask me with great curiosity why on earth I would wish to live in India, to potentially subject myself to the horrible degradations of women that exist in the strongly patriarchal society of this developing country? How, as a feminist, can I possibly expect to have a voice in such a society?
Many years ago, as a young girl growing up in Toledo, Ohio, I could have never imagined myself poised upon making such a dramatic life transformation. As Henry B. Adams says, however,
“A teacher affects eternity; she can never tell where her influence stops.”
I have been blessed to have many influential teachers throughout my life. Continue reading