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

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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

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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 […]

Standing With Martin Luther King, Jr.

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I come to this weekend every year and feel detached from the reality of Martin Luther King Jr.—his family, his friends and his community. I don’t feel like I am a part of his suffering or his courage. But I want to be because as Chandra White-Cummings reminded us, we are sisters and brothers in […]

Find a Way to Gather

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I have a friend who gets up early every single morning of his life and goes to an AA meeting. Rain or shine, snow or sleet, he’s there. Another friend lives alone but finds a way to get to our open space hours at The Refuge every week because a hug and human touch is always […]