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August 16, 2017

We Moved Out! A Reflection by the First Kids to Leave Kopila

We always knew that we would have to move out of Kopila Valley one day- and that the 6 of us, the oldest, would be the ones to do it first. That didn’t make it any less terrifying when Maggie Mom first told us that we had to start “transitioning out” of Kopila Valley. How would we leave the place that we have lived for the last ten years? How would we leave the family that has always cared for us? The family that that loves us unconditionally? It gave us a hollow feeling in the pits of our stomachs to think that we would never again get live at Kopila as we had for the majority of our lives.

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August 07, 2017

In this District, Girls Play Soccer (Dutch and English)

Het is even voor zessen als ik vanuit mijn kleine slaapkamerraam op het voetbalveld kijk. Drie meiden in knalroze tenue doorkruisen het veld en lopen gestaag richting een van de gloednieuwe voetbaldoelen aan de andere kant van het veld. Ieder een bal onder de voet. // It is just before six when I look at the soccer field through the small window next to my bed. Three girls in hot pink shirts cross the field, making their way to one of the brand-new soccer goals at other end of the land, a ball dribbling at their feet.

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July 20, 2017

It’s a Celebration!

All year long we've been celebrating the ten year anniversary of BlinkNow! That's right, 10 years - can you believe it? Thanks to you, our loving community, we've come a long way. Our BlinkNow team started out with just a handful of us, and has now evolved into a huge family around the world. While we still have work to do (always!) - we thought our 10 year anniversary would be a great time to pause and celebrate how far we've come. And so, you're invited! Will you join us in celebrating our past, present, and future on December 15th, 2017?

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June 16, 2017

Teaching our Girls to Fight Back!

We've had an exciting month at Kopila celebrating Gender Awareness Month. Self-defense training for our girls, gender sensitivity workshops, and more!

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May 23, 2017

Love Letter #35 (50 Love Letters)

Dear Ravi, Sweet baby of my heart. This is killing me. This the last thing on the planet I would have ever wanted. I want you here, laying on my chest like you always were.

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