When It Rains, It Pours

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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: […]

The Journey to Belong

J_Nicole

I scrolled through the photos of the gathering on Facebook. Smiling faces. Arms thrown around each other’s shoulders. It was my high school 20th reunion. Everyone looked so happy, as if they were having the time of their lives. And I wasn’t there. Emotional memories flooded in. Back then, I always felt just on the outside of friendship […]