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Who We Are
We are Michele and Layla.
We're a mother and daughter team, and we created this website to create a place where people can come together and support each other. We offer you something new to learn every day, as well as in-depth courses delivered via email or eBooks.
Michele's formal college education was in science, but she has spent 30 years learning a wide variety of topics from various disciplines. She loves animals, coding, and travelling around the world.
Layla is the queen of self education! She has taught herself to read, write, and speak several languages, and she's eager to learn more. She enjoys all kinds of crafts, reading, making websites, fighting social injustices, and travelling.
- Layla's Story
- Michele's Story
I’m Layla. I was born in the USA, but moved to a little-known country in the Middle East when I was 7 years old, and at that time, I didn’t know a word of Arabic. I was immediately surrounded by people I couldn’t understand and who couldn’t understand me. It wasn’t easy, to say the least.
The country I live in is very poor. We rarely get electricity, and there’s limited internet. There are no libraries, nowhere to get books, and very little care for education.
I’m not allowed to leave the house alone, so I stay home and learn everything and anything I can.
I’ve taught myself French and Japanese, and am in the process of learning German. I am also fluent in English, Arabic, and Hindi.
As I’ve already mentioned, there are no libraries here. My mom gave me a kindle, but most kindle books are unavailable in my country.
With so little resources, I still manage to learn new things every day.
I’ve experienced firsthand how life can be enhanced by learning. I love learning, and I’ve realized you don’t need expensive books, college lectures, or much of anything except for an intense desire and determination to learn.
All those excuses we use are irrelevant! Learning isn’t hard, doesn’t have to take too much time, and definitely isn’t expensive!
I’ve learned so many tricks about how to learn faster and more efficiently, and I want to share them with others.
I am also a feminist. I have a strong desire to help victims of domestic violence and to change all the inequalities I see. For example, the fact that women make less money for doing the same job really infuriates me. And discriminating against people because of their religion or the color of their skin is another topic I work to change.
I believe education is the solution to the world’s problems. I want to help make a better world where people become better educated and treat each other fairly.
The more you know and experience, the more balanced your perspective, and the better you treat your fellow human beings.
I truly believe education is the key to a better life and a better world.
I am Michele, and I have an intense passion for learning.
I was adopted and raised by very abusive parents. Let’s just say, it was bad….very bad. So, when I was a junior in high school, I left that household and never looked back. I was homeless for nearly two years.
I ended up getting off the street, but dealing with the aftermath from years of abuse took a bit longer to get over. I even wrote a book about it. 😊 Even so, I enrolled in college when I was 22 and later graduated with a B.S. in Zoology/Pre-Medicine. I became a member of Mensa, as well.
When I enrolled in college, I had always been told “Get a college education and you’ll get a good job and make decent money and have a better life”. It was only AFTER I graduated that I learned that wasn’t true. Only SOME degrees will get you a job – others won’t.
While in college, I studied abroad in Japan where I met a charming man. That man later came to America, we married, and had 3 kids. Long story….it was very bad.
Several years ago, he kidnapped my children, even though I had legal sole custody. And after all the hardships I had endured in my life, NOTHING compared to the absolutely agony of losing my children. There are not even words in the English language to describe the depth of that anguish. Seriously. It hurt to breathe. It hurt to move. I couldn’t go to a store because when I’d see a mother with her child, I’d break down in hysterics. It was that bad.
So, instead of heading off to med school, I spent many years and thousands of dollars trying to get my kids back home. While I was not successful, technology allows me to chat with my children frequently and even collaborate on this passion. So, for that, I am very, very grateful.
They are still, to this day, more precious to me than the air that I breathe.
I have always been extremely interested in learning. If I wasn’t working, I always had my head in a book. At one point, my house contained over 1500 non-fiction books! And I had read them all.
There are just too many things I want to know about. I want to know about everything!
I know the power of education, and I know that you don’t need to go to college or go into debt to learn anything you want.
To be fair, there are a few things that require a college degree, but you can teach yourself 97% of whatever you want to learn.
So, my advice to my kids and to everyone is follow your dreams, but don’t think there’s only one way to get there.
I really want people to embrace the power of learning. Whether or not you increase your income with what you learn is irrelevant because learning does WAY more than increase your earning power.
With knowledge (and experiences), you are more interesting to talk to, and people enjoy hanging out with you because you can have interesting conversations.
With education, you increase your empathy, you understand that world’s problems in new ways, you are more able to think creatively to solve said problems, and you can look at a situation from 30 different angles.
The more you know, the more you realize how much you don’t know!
The thirst to know more seizes you. It’s an exciting way to be. With learning comes deep understanding. And there is no substitution for deep understanding. It touches every aspect of your life.
Learning can change your life in a million different ways. I want you to use learning to reach your full potential and live your life to the fullest.
Get educated. Change yourself. Then, change the world.
You most certainly can do it. Help your friends and family and your global neighbors solve the problems that cause so much sadness and misery. The best way to do that is through (self-)education.
Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.
- Isaac Asimov
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
- Henry Ford
Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.
- Albert Einstein
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