“Kennedy Odede and Jessica Posner are true modern day heroes. They’ve built a beacon of hope that penetrates the deepest recesses of poverty’s darkest alleyways.”
—Lonnie and Muhammed Ali
“The past is not predictive, not when there are dreamers and doers, leaders and builders like Kennedy and Jess. Find Me Unafraid is an extraordinary book, courageously honest about their challenges, their victories, their losses and their achingly beautiful love.”
"FIND ME UNAFRAID tells the story of hundreds of girls flourishing—and by example, bringing their communities along with them --all because Jessica and Kennedy believed that every girl matters. This book offers the greatest of all gifts -- hope."
"FIND ME UNAFRAID is an astounding story of love, hope, inspiration and triumph. It is above all, an improbable and mesmerizing love story; -two young people from very different cultures join forces to build a life together- and a new life filled with promise for others. I don't think either of them understand the word 'impossible'.”
– Mia Farrow, Actress, Humanitarian.
"FIND ME UNAFRAID is a bright beacon, an important tale of perseverance, calling for the female leadership Africa needs and must have. Kennedy and Jessica's vision is creating this next generation of women who will lead Kenya, our continent and the world. Shining Hope for Communities is an example of the way development in Africa should be done."
–Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Libera, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
"Kennedy and Jessica understand the power of transforming communities from within. With guts, and determination, they have forged a path towards peace and justice that the world must follow."
-Leymah Gbowee, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
“Kennedy and Jessica’s life and love story is humbling. It shows the power and beauty of transforming yourself in the course of transforming other people’s lives, even in the most challenging circumstances. Their experiences demonstrate the value of working collectively, and prove that meaningful change must begin from the community.”
– Graça Machel, Former First Lady South Africa & Mozambique. Co-Founder, The Elders.
"Find Me Unafraid is a powerful reminder of an individual's capacity to make a meaningful difference in the world around them. Kennedy and Jessica's inspiring words are a soaring call to action for anyone who has confronted seemingly insurmountable odds -- and found hope."
-Senator Cory Booker
“Kennedy and Jessica and the work of Shining Hope for Communities bear testimony to the legacy of my mother, Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Wangari Maathai. Jessica and Kennedy are creating a community of hummingbirds that will create the Kenya, and world, my mother envisioned."
-Wanjira Mathai, Chair Greenbelt Movement