My longtime colleague Jennifer Estrada and I are running the NY 5K Race on November 5th, a famous race that is the day before the NYC Marathon. We at LitWorld lead an initiative, with our partner organization GLOBAL GLOW that provides literacy and mentoring empowerment to girls around the world. We seek to expand and amplify the voices of girls to share the stories of their lives and to support them in achieving their greatest hopes and dreams. If we meet our goal, 500 more girls can become part of our #HerStory initiative in 2016. Help us make it happen!