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Don't be insecure about anything anymore

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Lydia Cachois an investigative journalist and human rights activist from Mexico. Her reporting has helped uncover numerous cases of violence and abuse against women and children. In 2005, Lydia Cacho was approached by several police officers. They bundled her into a van and for the 20 hours it took to drive from Cancun in southern Mexico, where she lives, she says, "tortured". Sexual assault was threatened. A gun was pushed into her mouth. When they arrived, a female guard told her she would be raped in jail. In fact, a network of friends, contacts and activists swung into action and she was bailed. Attempts on her life continued, and she has become well known as one of Mexico's bravest journalists. A recent estimate put the number killed there since 2006 ...

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Mary Oliver, from What Do We Know: Poems & Prose Poems; “Close But Not Too Close”

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