"As a woman, and as a lesbian, justice and society were not always on her side,'' Obama said of Jackson at a town hall meeting.
"But instead of remaining silent, she chose to speak out and started her own organization to advocate for women like her, and get them treatment and get them justice, and push back against stereotypes, and give them some sense of their own power.'' Jackson says Obama's words made a difference that an interview in the nation's leading newspaper could not.
“It's just a little tropical refreshment,” explained the driver. It's nothing to worry about.” She was right: the weather was perfect for the rest of the week.
It's understated but cool, its stone and thatch villas opening on to private terraces with stairs leading down into the sea.Fill in information about preferences like your favorite movies, music, and school subjects. Simply click on the one you want to enter and choose a screen name.It also allows you to create quizzes, then share them with friends and acquaintances on and off the site.After the attack on her, Jackson says, she had a choice: To turn inward, or to begin efforts that led to her group, Quality of Citizenship Jamaica."It has been my mission, my way of trying to triumph over that event, that experience — but also reclaiming something that was stolen from me," she says. She was turned to prostitution as a teenager and since exiting "the life" has become an advocate for others who have been sexually exploited.
Her efforts to tell her story — of sexual assault as a teen at the hands of an assailant who targeted her because she was a lesbian — achieved little traction.