Mallika Dutt http://www.mallikadutt.com Tue, 14 Feb 2017 19:23:44 +0000 http://backend.userland.com/rss092 en-US Kali Calls Today The rainbow. A spectacular show where the spectrum of sunlight comes together through millions of tiny droplets to give us a vision of unparalleled beauty. What a potent symbol the LGBTQ community has harnessed to signify its presence and its dreams. What a metaphor for how we can come together ...

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Emily Doe is our path to culture change Emily Doe is angry. And yet, in the midst of such trauma, she created a thing of raw, powerful beauty. We may never know her real name, or hear from her again. But she is the protagonist of this story. She will go on, she will heal, and she ...

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Breakthrough receives 2016 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship On April 11th, Breakthrough was named one of the six recipients of the 2016 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship.

The Skoll Award is not a lifetime achievement award. By investing in organizations when their innovations are ripe for accelerated and scaled adoption, the Awards help unleash the full global potential ...

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Still Struggling to Blog

Last week, a friend gently told me that my blog was all over the place; that I needed to get a theme and a focus; and that I needed to get an editor. For about ten seconds after hearing that I felt like I had been punched in my solar ...

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My G Word Story of Trauma and Healing

On Friday, I told my own G WORD story at the Breakthrough Gala. It wasn’t easy. I stepped into it anyway. I wanted to share it with all of you.

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I never wanted to cook.  When I did, I would always burn something or hurt myself. Several accidents ...

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How Do I Blog From Inside A Box? It’s that day. Thursday. The day I committed to publishing a weekly blog post.  There’s this personal voice that wants to emerge and yet it’s so bloody hard. I am trying to hold myself accountable, so this morning I posted my inability to do so on Facebook:

Within minutes, I ...

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Collisions: Why We Need Fierce Compassion for Our Planet Fierce compassion. The theme for the 2016 Skoll World Forum came into dramatic relief for me when I stepped into the world of indigenous elder Nyarri Morgan of the Martu tribe, in the remote Pilbara desert of western Australia.

I had made a promise to myself that I would ...

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Social Entrepreneurship Meets Fierce Compassion at Skoll World Forum Today, I received the 2016 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship for Breakthrough. I have been blessed with deep recognition over my years of work to end violence against women and advance human rights. This award, however, holds great resonance for me as I understand better the intersections between the ...

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How Losing My Friend Showed Me That All Violence is Connected On September 13, 2015, I woke up to headlines about the Egyptian Army bombing a group of Mexican tourists in the desert. It wasn’t until the next morning that I discovered that one of the people who were killed was a very dear friend of mine. His name was Rafael ...

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Storytelling, Advocacy, and the Legacy of Berta Cáceres Sometimes a story comes along and punches you in the gut.  When that happens to me, it’s usually because of a powerful storyteller who weaves a narrative arc that connects self and purpose, vulnerability and transformation.

I was punched in the gut recently when a young woman called Berta Zúñiga ...

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