Through recent tragic events in our country, we have seen the youth rise up as activists, and it’s only the beginning. We wanted to hear from two such teen activists, Leslie Arroyo and Tolani Smith about their important work with Girl Up, an organization that
There is a scene in Nicholas Kristof’s documentary Half the Sky where the camera closes in on a Cambodian girl’s face. She is young, and the youth plays in her burnished cheeks and wispy hair. The girl is a former sex slave. Narration accompanies the
There is nothing that we love more than a passport full of stamps, the evidence of trips and visits to exciting places all over the world. Travel is one of life’s greatest gifts, as is it allows us to step outside of our comfort zones
This is part of an ongoing series called Embodied, which features women who we feel embody some element of the persona they’re featured in. Today we are featuring Kallie Dovel, founder of 31 Bits—a socially minded business designed to give internally displaced women in Northern
I don’t know about you but at times I feel the pressure of quantity over quality. Am I working enough hours? Am I producing enough articles? Do I have enough speaking engagements lined up? And if I do, how many people will come? I have
When you hear "African refugee woman living in extreme poverty," you probably don't picture a woman who has big dreams for herself and her family. I certainly didn't.
But for the last four years I've worked closely with a small group of Ugandan women who lived
We love to admire figures like Mother Teresa, who literally embodied service in their being and gave their lives for others. Some days we long to leave our reality and sail across the world to help those in need. Yet we often find ourselves trapped
Me, Myself and I.
My guess is that most of us spend most of our lives thinking mostly about ourselves, which is not altogether inappropriate. It is our responsibility to take care of ourselves, after all. No one else is going to do it for us.