More Than Me, an education and girls’ empowerment non-profit is gaining notoriety
through its guerrilla-style marketing, inspiring hundreds of people to write “I am Abigail” on
their foreheads and posting the photos on Facebook.
This really begs the question, “Who the heck is Abigail?”
Abigail was an orphan in West Point, Liberia. You may have read her letter in a previous
article here on the Huffington Post. At six, she was left with prostitutes. She learned to
work the streets in order to get access to drinking water and food. Education was not an
Then Abigail met Katie Meyler, the founder of More Than Me, an organization dedicated
to getting girls off the streets and into schools. Katie and Abigail became fast friends, and
More Than Me has raised the money to put Abigail through school. She is learning to
bake, and aspires to one day be a Senator, so she can, in turn, help other girls like her.
So, why are all these people also “Abigail”?
Abigail could be you. Abigail could be your sister, your niece, your student, or your
neighbor. Remember, we live in a global community; there is no “me” without “we”, Abigail
is because you are, and you are because Abigail is.
Join the community. When you’ve done that, help the community grow by spreading our
story. And most of all, get inspired.
Take 15 seconds (yes, just 15 seconds) to make the lives of these girls a bit better by
doing two very simple and extremely meaningful things: VOTE NOW through Dec. 4 for
Abigail and girls like her at voteabigail.org and… then share it with others. (Maybe even by
making your OWN “I am Abigail” picture!)