The Red Sea: "All Girls Allowed" by Gretchen Peterson

A handmade quilt project

 

Text reads: "All Girls Allowed - restoring life, value and dignity to girls and mothers, revealing the injustice of China's One-Child Policy"




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“America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.”  Thus wrote Alexis de Tocqueville, a prominent French historian observing America in the 1800’s. Two centuries later, in the aftermath of the recent S&P’s downgrade on the US debt, (a first in America’s history, potentially indicating a downhill spiral for this great nation), Tocqueville’s assertion reminds us what first led America to its glory.

 

Once, America was good because it was a “city on a hill,” whose light could not be hidden from the...

 

Although the birth of the girl didn’t please her father-in-law, Shen Hongmei was still happy.  Not only did she receive the monthly assistance from the Baby Shower Gift Program, but the talk of fellow villagers gave her encouragement.

 

“Give birth to a girl, get assistance. It’s great! Our neighbor who had a son was very jealous of us,” said Shen.

 

Villagers were very curious about the project, whose origins were a mystery to...

 

On November 16th, 2010, an All Girls Allowed staff member received an email forwarded by one of our volunteers. It was written by a woman who was abducted as a girl:

 

"Original name: Peng Qinglan.  Date of birth:  September 12th, 1979.  Father: Peng Guanglin. Mother: Wang Xinmei. A brother named Xiaogui. Two sisters. At that time, because my father worked at a factory, he sent me to stay at the house of a neighbor whose husband and son were co-workers of my father's. During our summer break in June, 1988, I went swimming with the...