In my novel, I include the wonderful and charismatic Victor Hugo. Hugo really did admire Maria Deraismes, my protagonist, although in reality he never did get to meet her. Hugo was such a supporter of equality that he actually exiled himself from France on occasion in protest of the government's refusal to embrace equal rights. That sure takes guts, especially since he loved France. I think everyone could learn from his fortitude. This is why I just had to include him in the story.
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Causes Sofia Diana Gabel Supports
SPES Children's Orphanage in Togo, Africa