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Dear Editor,

Words cannot describe what I felt in my heart last night for the four women who graduated from the training course for Circles of Troup County.

“Never let anyone make you feel inferior about where you are,” said County Commission Chairman Ricky Wolfe.

“You took a step forward the minute you said you were no longer impoverished.”

Remember that we have no choice of being better without you being better.”

These women have risen from the most horrific circumstances. They are now vibrant, full of joy, ready to meet what lies ahead, but having support they have never known before. Each had allowed her life to be laid bare before us. I was touched by every story.

I am hoping to become an “ally” for one of them. We, as her allies, and she, as leader will meet together monthly for the next 18 months. As an ally I am also committing to attend at least one of the monthly Circles meetings for the same period. What a privilege to share in the journey of one such courageous woman. I am awed by the opportunity.

Edna Foster


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