by Elizabeth S. Bennett

Repairing Trauma in Niger

Barbara Margolies has taken a few leaps in her life. From elementaryschool teacher, to children’s book author, to intrepid world traveler. When you ask the Brooklyn-born mother of two how in 2003, at age 63, she began dedicating herself to helping African women suffering terrible physical and psychological wounds from obstetric complications, she shrugs. “Maybe because I’m crazy?”

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