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When Hellen Tanyinga was growing up in Uganda, she was raped at just 11 years of age. While it would have been understandable for such a young girl to be crushed by a traumatic event of this sort, Hellen was strong. And with the support of her mother, she carried on, refusing to become a victim.

After graduating from university, Hellen decided to put her negative experience to work in a positive way. Returning to her home in Bukyerimba, in 2008 she established the Rape Hurts Foundation. Founded to educate her fellow Ugandans about sexual violence and campaign against rape, the org also supports and employs women seeking sanctuary, and cares for children conceived through violence.

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We're at our most impressionable as children, and the things we see tend to hit harder, and stay with us longer. When Judeah Reynolds watched the police officer grind his knee into George Floyd’s neck this past Memorial Day, her life was forever changed. Her cousin, Darnella Frazier, recorded the incident on her cell phone, and when she posted it to social media, the entire world took notice.

Judeah's experience transformed her--and she decided to tell her story. "A Walk To The Store," young Judeah's chronicle of the events of that day, will be a picture book about a little girl "who witnessed something unspeakable and found her voice."

The children's book is set to be published by Beave...

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