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Manifesto for the People of America (and its Allies)

By Maya Mathias / December 3, 2016

I’m thrilled to launch my first manifesto “For the People, by the People: Honor America With Your Voice” Inspired by the earth-shifting results of America’s 2016 presidential election, this 1056-word manifesto is a call for America and its allies to honor the ideals that have largely kept the world at peace for 70 years. And […]


Dear Undecided Voter: You’re Struggling Because You Care

By Maya Mathias / October 27, 2016

This article is part of our Election 2016 Anthology. Dear undecided voter, I see you. Not in a creepy, stalker-ish way, but in an intuitive, I-feel-your-struggle way. I see the journey you’ve been on since this election season began, because I’ve walked it with you. I’ve watched you express your ambivalence on TV news shows, […]


#LetGirlsLearn It’s no Longer (Just) a Man’s World

By Maya Mathias / October 17, 2016

This article is part of our Election 2016 Anthology. And as I’ve traveled the world over the past six years, I’ve seen time and again how our young people — particularly our girls — are so often pushed to the very bottom of their societies. Everywhere I go, I meet these girls, and they are […]


[VIDEO] Weekend Wisdom LIVE Ep6: All The American Stories That Must be Told

By Maya Mathias / September 24, 2016

Today, America celebrated the Grand Opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture It comes at the end of a week where 2 more officer-related shootings of African American men dominated the headlines, and where communities erupted in violence and street protests. These 2 news items are not unrelated. Civil rights […]


[Brass Tacks] How to Separate Political Theater From Policy Facts

By Maya Mathias / September 3, 2016

————————————- The rest of this article is available to yearly members of Lead for the World. Learn more about our yearly membership here ————————————- This article is part of our Election 2016 Anthology. It’s Labor Day weekend, after which American citizens start paying more attention to the current presidential election. And with early voting just […]


[VIDEO] Weekend Wisdom LIVE Ep1: Who Should be Our New 4th Estate?

By Maya Mathias / August 20, 2016

Show highlights – what is the 4th Estate and why it’s vital for stable and thriving democracies – what commercialization has done to erode the 4th Estate – the voices that are being drowned out as a result – the climate it’s creating as a result – what has emerged to fill the 4th Estate […]

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