What is empowerment?

“Empowerment” is a strong word with a heavy burden. It carries years of history in its syllables, from feminism to theology to the Black Power movement to Gandhism. How am I supposed to wrangle a large concept and form it in to a simple explanation of 1000 words or less? I can't. Instead, I am going to give you the best possible introduction I can muster—a heartfelt definition.

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