Author’s note

Author’s note

The royalties from this book are being donated to Yuwa, an NGO which works to give girls in rural India a better future through football and education.

I will never forget the moment I first heard about Yuwa’s work with girls in rural Indian communities, and the football and educational projects it has been running in the state of Jharkhand for the last eight years. I was at a Storytelling Summit hosted by Microsoft in Seattle in March 2017. Franz Gastler came on stage to introduce the challenges that girls in rural communities face – the threat of child trafficking, domestic violence, sexual abuse and being forced into marriage as child brides. As the mother of two daughters, this is just stomach wrenching. ...

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