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Power is not given. Power is taken. A 1,000 mile bare-chested walk

What brave women to buck society, especially Paulette McKenzie Leaphart, in their march.

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PML FC 3 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Capitol Hill, Washington D.C. July 9, 2016. Paulette McKenzie Leaphart (center, next to the person in the blue t-shirt), arrives with supporters at the end of her 1,000 mile bare-chested walk.

PML FC FC 1 Capitol Hill, Washington D.C. July 9, 2016. Paulette McKenzie Leaphart (center left, holding the white t-shirt) finishes her 1,000 mile walk from Mississippi to the U.S. Capitol. She made the entire walk bare-chested to raise awareness for breast cancer research, treatment and fair insurance coverage.

I once heard a speech by an African-American Federal Judge in which he respectfully counseled a predominantly female audience, “Remember, power is not given.  Power is taken.”

Standing next to Paulette McKenzie Leaphart on July 9, as she completed her 1,000 mile bare-chested walk from Mississippi to the steps of the U.S. Capitol building, I felt that power.

Paulette is an undeniable force and exudes strength, wisdom and love.  She carried…

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