We are Women, We are Strong

By Catherine Hanna Schrock We are women We are strong We belong To the global sisterhood Fortified for the good Of the other Daughter, Mother Sister, brother Every nation Reverberate The proclamation That each one is The beloved Reconciled through grace United in love Come, sisters, With the wisdom Of our ancestors For the sake […]

Bold Activism for the Cowardly

The other day, I briefly chatted with an acquaintance from church. “You do any activism lately?” she asked, smiling warmly. I blinked, surprised that she asked … surprised that, when she thought of me, she thought of the word “activism” (as opposed to say, homebody or slippers or hot tea). I was, perhaps, most surprised […]

Rebel with a Shovel in the Schoolyard

I’m a newbie Kindergarten mom. My firstborn just started at the school down the street and I’m slowly learning the ropes of what it means to pack lunches, navigate new social expectations, and play detective to what my daughter does for six hours a day. I moved to British Columbia from Ontario when I got […]

Will You Rise?

“Let us rise to the questions of our time.” I first wrote these words several years ago as part of the SheLoves Manifesto. Now this moment in history is asking a question and the one beating in my heart is this: Will you rise? W.E.B DuBois said, “There is no force equal to a woman determined to rise.” When I […]

The Fierceness of Girls

By Meadow Rue Merrill I should have known my 13-year-old daughter had heart and strength and courage the day I picked her up from the stable. Her hands were cut bloody from the reins she’d pulled, trying to hold back a runaway 1,300lb. Irish Draught horse as it thundered through the trees with her on […]