Say Her Name: Marielle Franco


I hesitated to write this post, because I didn't want to share upsetting news through Soul and Story. I want Soul and Story to be a place to inspire and to educate you on and about women social entrepreneurs around the world. I want to share their stories so that you can be motivated and encouraged by their efforts to be the change they wish to see. I want Soul and Story to "be the light", to give you good vibes and feelings not be yet another bearer of bad news of all that is wrong in the world.

I am compelled by truth and transparency to share what I know of the story of Marielle Franco, a Brazilian politician who fought for the rights of marginalized Brazilians - Black people, LGBT people, poor people, those living in favelas, those who are largely disenfranchised by a system of injustice, discrimination and racism that exists in Brazil.