Happy Birthday Aung San Suu Kyi

Via on Jun 19, 2008

Though I imagine it is hard to have a happy birthday while under house arrest. Today marks the 63rd birthday of non-violent Burmese activist and Nobel peace prize recepient, Aung San Suu Kyi (pronounced Aung Sawn Sue Chee). The world has become increasingly aware of the brutality of the Burmese dicatorship and of their repressive tactics and blatant disregard for the welfare of their people, but once again Burma has fallen away from the headlines. In honor of Suu Kyi’s birthday, I ask you to bring Burma and the plight of the Burmese people back into your hearts and minds, and visit the UScampaignforburma to read more about Aung San Suu Kyi, to stay informed about the current situation, and to learn about ways to help.

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About Rachel Steele

Rachel Steele originally hails from Charleston, SC, but schlepped all the way to Boulder to play in the mountains and study at the University of Colorado. She graduated with a degree in in Political Geography in 2008 and then briefly traveled in India and was certified as a yoga teacher in 2009 at Holy Cow Yoga Studio. She has since returned to her mother's ancestral home of Brooklyn, NY and is proud to call the Williamsburg area home. Despite what her mother recently said, she doesn't think she's become a hipster. She does wears many hats, including a fedora with a pin of Lindsey Lohan on it, but the one that is most important to her is that of a feminist filmmaker. She also loves live music, enjoys cooking, and is happiest when rabble rousing. She does miss Colorado, but feels very connected to her college home when writing for elephant. Her personal blog can be found at womanofsteele.tumblr.com and on imdb.


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