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Adora began delivering writing workshops at local schools after publishing a collection of short stories. Later, she began advocating for students' voices at education conferences. The speech has received more than 5 million views on TED.
The passion for a good story starts at a very young age. At an age when most kids are still eking out simple sentences or paragraphs, year-old Adora Svitak has written over short stories, including historical fiction, contemporary storytelling, animal tales and poetry. Her love of books is evident both in the quantity of books she has read around books so far and in the vast amount she reads each day she sometimes gobbles down books a day.
Adora Svitak born October 15, in Springfield, Oregon  is an American writer, public speaker, former child prodigy,  and activist. Svitak was born in Springfield. InSvitak addressed the National School Boards Association in an "Un-General" session, and followed up with an extended session on encouragement of writing and reading that is relevant to students.
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Like probably a lot of people, I came away from watching films like 'Miss Representation' and 'Half the Sky' with the realization that the battle for women's rights is not over, especially not globally, and that the moral imperative of our century is to achieve full rights for everyone regardless of gender. Adora Svitak. Sign Up.
Catch up on stories from the past week and beyond at the Slashdot story archive. Counterpoint: chess prodigy Magnus Carlsen [newyorker. That's not say video games are good for you or anything, but the whole "different from the unwashed masses" stereotype is just a victorian holdover.
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My friend Megan is, by traditional standards, gorgeous. Her hair gleams, she tiptoes on the line between svelte and bean-pole skinny with the finesse of a dancer, and she has that agreed-upon indicator of Tumblr "thinspiration" perfection, the unattainable "thigh gap," without even trying. Let me rephrase: for all that the so-called "model minority" has made gains in educational attainment, income level, or public regard in the United States, we have done shockingly little to proactively cast away antiquated beliefs on gender and physical attractiveness -- the kind of beliefs that kept women's feet bound until the early 20th century.