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Barrier Breaking Sailor, Maya Roads and Green Fashion

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World Footprints

World Footprints


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Skipper Donald Lawson is one of just a few African-American professional sailors who holds the titles skipper and captain.  He is working towards breaking barriers in the sport of sailing and anticipates becoming the first African American sailor to race around the world solo.

As a young woman studying Spanish in Mexico in the 1970s, Mary Jo McConahay fell in love with the haunting beauty and mystery of the rainforest.  Her new book, Maya Roads: One Woman’s Journey Among the People of the Rainforest, draws upon three decades in Central America’s remote and dangerous landscapes where she traveled, lived, and worked as a war correspondent.

Aidah Fontenot wears many artistic hats.  She continues to raise the bar in the artistic genres and her fashion collection has a “green mission” to empower women and protect the environment. 

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