Last week, I sat down with Chelsea Clinton in an elementary school conference room while she was on tour to promote her most recent book, She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History. We briefly discussed a trip she and President Clinton took a few years ago with my friends at World Vision to see completed and uncompleted water projects in Rwanda and Myanmar. We chat about being people of action, about raising children well in this volatile political and societal climate, and we talk about legacy. All in all, this was an incredible honor and a great experience. Chelsea is a fantastic human and I’m honored to know her.
Follow her on Twitter to see some of her compassionate and kind replies to trolls. It’s encouraging!
If you have young children, buy her books! Actually, no matter who you are, buy her books. Everyone needs to be reminded of some of the amazing women—in America and around the world—who have changed history. If you plan to purchase the books, consider using the following links (they’re Amazon affiliate links and we will get a small kickback for each book purchased allowing us to continue making more podcasts for you!):
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World (2017, Philomel)
She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History (2018, Philomel)
Lastly, join me in Nashville (or whoever you live!) on May 19 for World Vision’s #6KForWater. 6 kilometers is the average distance that people in the developing world walk for water—water that is often contaminated with life-threatening diseases. On Saturday, May 19th, thousands of participants from around the globe will walk or run 6k to bring life-changing clean water to communities in need. Each participant's registration fee provides life-changing clean water for one person, so when you participate in the Global 6K for Water you take that 6K distance away from people in need. If you’d like to join me, get more information and sign up here! I’d love to see you there.
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