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Lynsey Farrell. Courtesy Boston University
“Grandmothers Are the Glue” August 17, 2023
Cultural anthropologist Lynsey Farrell co-founder of The Grandmother Collective is building community by connecting older women with adolescent girls. They've helped establish grandmother-led programming in public schools; trained grandmothers to combat the "brain drain" in rural areas; and crafted a toolkit for grandmothers who want to initiate change in their communities worldwide.

Dr. Lynsey Farrell, Ph.D., Co-founder and Executive Director of the Grandmother Collective. Over the last two decades, her work has focused on the intersections of youth, international development, urbanization, and informality in sub-Saharan Africa.