Adora Svitak

Adora Svitak is a Bay Area-based writer with a long-standing passion for education, feminism and youth empowerment. She has presented to audiences at the United Nations Economic and Social Council’s Youth Forum, TED and numerous education conferences around the world. Adora studied international development, South Asia and creative writing at the University of California, Berkeley. She blogs at and tweets @adorasv.

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Wine or Whiskey: The Women Confronting Alcohol Gender Norms

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A Travel Guide to Globe Trotting With a Conscience

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