This story is the journey of Linda Stout, a self proclaimed “possibilitarian” who has a mission: Bring stories of successful women in various parts of Africa to Girls and Women in Africa in order to put them on a path to success by building their self esteem and showing how it can be done.
Working with AWARD, Linda chose eight women to come to NMSU to learn about diffusion of findings to farmers from research institutions… all the while building confidence in their abilities to be change agents for their communities and countries.
After a year or two has passed, Linda takes a journey to THEIR countries (Malawi, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Zambia and Ghana) to see their progress, see their leadership within their communities and see how they have overcome local and national hardship to become the leaders in their field.
The story is a woman’s journey to explore and find the essence of inspiration and support that helps drive these talented and educated women. Looking at their childhoods, exploring their opportunities, their internal and external strife, and their cultural realities, Linda discovers the commonalities in these talented women and brings the story to young girls everywhere inspiring them to be strong, find a dream, stay in school and Arise Together with their African sisters!