In 2010, a then 12-year-old grade school student in Brookline, MA named Sarah Gladstone was inspired when she read the book Half the Sky: Turning Opppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. She decided to act in support of women and girls suffering from the childbirth injury of obstetric fistula by creating The Starfish Project, through which she began to raise funds for Fistula Foundation to help deliver life-changing surgeries to women suffering from obstetric fistula. Over several years, she and the club raised $10,000 for the Fistula Foundation. Sarah is now finishing her first year as a student at Wellesley College.
Sarah and her mother, Tracy, will discuss their journey working on obstetric fistula in Ethiopia during a Mother’s Day presentation at Wellesley College. Read more below:
A Brookline mother-daughter will discuss their five-year journey working on obstetric fistula in Ethiopia during a Mother’s Day presentation at 5 p.m. May 11, at the Wellesley College Club, 106 Central St., WellesleyWhen Brookline resident Sarah Gladstone was 12, she was encouraged by her synagogue to develop a social justice project in honor of her forthcoming bat mitzvah.