Thank you for so beautifully giving a voice and face to the oppressed, especially women, around the world and at home [“Postcard from Istanbul” in last week’s Free Press]. Your courage to walk with women whose oppression is government sanctioned and share your experience is inspirational.

I believe that honoring, educating and empowering women and girls of the world will lead to a more humane and sustainable planet.

Thank you for your powerful contribution to that effort.

Kathie Brown, Lincolnville