Paulette Leapheart

She’s showing her daughter what it means to be a true hero, and at the end of her 1,000-mile journey, she’ll show Congress too.

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Leaphart began her 1,000-mile bare-chested journey from Mississippi to Washington D.C. on Saturday, April 30. She plans to finish the walk by her 50th birthday on June 27.  

Read more about her in this story from People.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to offset the costs of her walk.
And she’ll continue to share her journey on Facebook.

4GGL thanks People & Upworthy

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After telling her story to the casting director, Beyoncé cast Leaphart in the Hope interlude and Freedom section of Lemonade. When the video debuted on HBO, Leaphart was thrilled.”I had no idea it would be this powerful. It was beautiful. What Beyoncé made is important. It’s strong. I’m strong. She’s strong. Every woman in the video is strong. We are warriors.”

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