With All My Might

With All My Might

by Gabriella van Rij

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BN ID: 2940011447044
Publisher: Gabriella van Rij
Publication date: 05/28/2011
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

From early childhood, communication has been front and center in Gabriella's life. She was challenged to communicate with many different cultures and in several different languages. In taking on these challenges, she creates and teaches unique methods to connect with others.

Gabriella looks happy, she is happy, and she can make your happier in your life by providing a powerful gift;
"The will to achieve and the joy to do it!"

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With All My Might 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
bwbatlarge More than 1 year ago
With All My Might, by Gabriella Naseem Akhtar, van Rij chronicles the racism that van Rij has encountered throughout her life, from her childhood in the Netherlands to the racism that she has experienced in North America since 9/11. Van Rij's story is an amazing cross-cultural account of a girl, born Muslim and raised Catholic, who taken from an orphanage in Pakistan into a privileged life with a diplomatic family, a life story that has spanned three continents. Throughout her life, van Rij has faced the fear that others have of the unknown, made to feel like an outsider as a child by comments about her personal hygiene, believing that her skin color was a result of not bathing. As an adult, she has faced nearly hostile situations at the airport and in-laws who were so afraid of the unknown that police showed up at her door after she became pregnant, a cold-hearted ploy motivated by their belief that they were protecting their son, and found herself justifying herself to others after 9/11, whose unjust profiling linked her to terrorism. Van Rij has faced a life filled with judgment, prejudice, and hurtful actions and comments, yet she has come out of it as a survivor; through it all, van Rij's life motto remains, "I. dare to live, dare to love, dare to be passionate with all of me." Van Rij takes readers on the incredible journey that her life has been, showing them the adversity that she has faced and overcome, offering an inspirational message of survivorship and personal growth. With All My Might is a must-read, fusing a compelling autobiographical life story with significant cultural and social insights, while highlighting the damaging attitudes that pervade our society.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago