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April – May 2017

I just received news of Carol Norberg’s passing. Carol was an early major contributor to BEAUTY BITES BEAST. I met her through the National Women’s History Project for which we were both serving as Goodwill Ambassadors. She was a believer in putting her money where her mouth is, and committed to the well-being of all people, with an emphasis on women and girls.

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February – March 2017

“We’re going to Pakistan to screen Beauty Bites Beast!” I told my sister. There was silence and then she replied, “Aren’t you nervous about going there?” I said, “I suppose Pakistanis would be nervous coming here, too. So yes… but I’m more nervous about making a fool of myself, which I often do!”My attempt at levity was an attempt at deflecting a serious concern. On October 7, 2016, the U.S. State Department issued an advisory — still in effect — for people traveling to Pakistan which starts with this phrase: “The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all non-essential travel to Pakistan.” Now what?

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