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1 on 1 with author Gabriella van Rij

Posted by sandiegocountynews on January 13th, 2017

Gabriella van Rij was plucked from a Pakistani orphanage at the age of three and adopted by a Dutch family. Raised in Holland, she learned about bullies and racism the hard way, but she refused to remain a victim. Instead, she used understanding and empathy to defeat fear and mistrust. The techniques she pioneered are even more relevant in a country—and economy—that is increasingly global and multicultural. Today, Gabriella is an author and activist who speaks to thousands every month.

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