Daring To Love Your Neighbour

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I share a farm with five other families, a few singles, two cows and lots of chickens. Our farm balances on the crest of suburbia. As in, across the street from our muddy fields lie 600 cookie-cutter homes, almost all built within the past five years. Back in December, as an expression of neighbourly cheer […]

When It Rains, It Pours

A_Cindy

When it rains, it pours. Lately, it has been a deluge. One by one and overlapping, an IRL (in-real-life) friend, an online friend, and family, has cried out for help in relationship crises. Broken marriages, breached trust, betrayal of the deepest kind. My inbox has resembled a triage center, and I am tending wounds with adrenaline sustaining this immediate […]

Dangerous Women = Good News for Girls!

India-sew

Well, let me just put this on the table: every Good News for Girls column could be called “Dangerous Women!” This month I celebrate each dangerous woman whose story we get to share, and each one living dangerously in a quiet way. Meet Perna Devi (above)—elected official in her Indian village, leader, world changer! Claudia knits […]

Sowing, Summiting, Strutting: Good News for Girls

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Some are humble. Some live in the limelight. None play small. Women in Agriculture Thyme + land = success for Lebanese women. Picturing Women–a beautiful portrait series of female farmers in Europe. Women spearhead biodiversity project in Tajikistan.   Women in Sport 11-year old Brooke Raboutou shatters climbing record. Call me what you want, I’m not […]

Loaves and Fishes and Love Bombs

F_Osheta

When I shared with a girlfriend that my family is giving love bombs on our roadtrip from Boston to LA, she chuckled into her burrito. “Your family is always doing big things. You’re such a big thinker.” I warmed to the compliment, but felt unsettled at the praise. This is just who my people are: […]