How did Tererai Trent go from being an illiterate 14-year-old African bride to earning a doctorate and becoming one of the most recognizable voices for quality education and women’s empowerment, and she has changed the lives of generations of girls and women forever? She dreamed an impossible dream — she dreamed she would go to America, be an undergraduate, earn a masters and PhD, and break the cycle of poverty in her family and in her village. She explains how she held to that dream; how she wouldn’t let it die; how she found strength in her mother and grandmother; and all the action she took to turn her dream into a reality. “It’s not your past that will define you; it is your dreams.”
Dr. Tererai Trent is one of today’s most internationally recognized voices for quality education and women’s empowerment. Distinguished as Oprah’s “All-Time Favorite Guest”, Dr. Trent is a scholar, humanitarian, motivational speaker, educator, mentor, and founder of Tererai Trent International.