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France Francois is a writer, activist, and changemaker  striving for a  better world.

How #Oxfam Can Become Haiti’s #MeToo Moment

My first hour in Haiti as a Haitian-American female aid worker was a detailed lesson on how sex abuse and the exploitation of vulnerable Haitian people is systemic in international development. A complete seismic shift needs to happen for the #Oxfam scandal to become Haiti's #metoo moment...

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Are black expats freer abroad than in the USA?

After watching I Am Not Your Negro, as a current expat, I was not surprised that James Baldwin left the USA of the 1960s and 70s and went into a self-imposed exile in France. I reached out to fellow black expats and asked them a simple question: Do you feel freer outside of the US?  I was taken aback by the overwhelming responses I received: 

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U.S. Elections 2016: What the Hell Happened?!

There is plenty of blame to go around: The Democrats failed to speak to the fears of majority, dismissing them as inconsequential. The average white voter failed to realize that we minorities have been drowning in this Titanic of America with them, not on the lifeboats with the 1%. 

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