- Paperback: 36 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 13, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1480031178
- ISBN-13: 978-1480031173
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,515,072 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Madeleine Lippey is a sixteen-year-old Junior at Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, USA. She was born in Hong Kong, and has been fortunate enough to travel extensively with her family. Madeleine started volunteering as a thirteen-year-old in Dharamshala, India, with disadvantaged women and their children, including exiles from the Tibetan community. Upon returning to the US, Madeleine made a film about her work in India, which she posted online. She found film to be a powerful medium that would further strengthen her voice. Soon thereafter, Madeleine was introduced to The Ubuntu Education Fund, a non-profit organization in South Africa, and offered to make a promotional film for them from a teenager’s perspective. She traveled to the townships of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, and met young women and writers who completely revolutionized the way she viewed the written word. Many of these girls had been sexually abused or raped, and struggled with the HIV/AIDS pandemic and violence in their community. These experiences had a profound effect on Madeleine and in 2011, she established The Do Write Campaign, a 501 (c) (3) Private Foundation, as a way to promote understanding among teens around the world through the exchange of creative writing and other artistic media. She set up a website (www.dowritecampaign.org)and wrote and directed several other films to raise awareness among teens around the world. Through these means, she has generated support for several education and health-related charities. To date, she has received writing and art submissions from large numbers of young people from dozens of counties including the USA, China, Kenya, Korea, South Africa, Pakistan, India, Ireland, Australia, & Ukraine. In 2011, she set up a Do Write Chapter with a partner organization in Kashmir, the war-torn region between India and Pakistan, and hopes to establish a chapter in Burma early in 2013. Madeleine planned and organized her first successful international conference for teenagers in the summer of 2012 called The Do Write Conference, in Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, South Africa. She brought young American women to meet with their same-aged South African peers for three days of discussion on topics ranging from Healthcare, Domestic Abuse, HIV, Education, Women’s Issues, Writing, Art, and Digital Media. Madeleine has been featured in The Boston Globe and The Wall Street Journal. A Little Peace of Me is her first published children’s book.