Sweet Tea and Sympathy for Invisible Women

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By Melinda Jackson Lalrinthangi is invisible.  I meet her operating her makeshift vegetable stand in the golden rays of Northeast India’s morning sun. Cabbage, Bird’s Eye chilies, bitter gourds, okra. The sun has just risen over Mizoram state, illuminating the hillside city of Aizawl for a crisp, January day. My husband and I were just […]

Authentic Modesty: Compassion Over Shame

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Can I tell you something? It’s rather personal. I rage in the face of summer’s modesty conversations. I hate them. I never, ever respond to any of them posted on Facebook or the blogosphere, but whenever they pop up, I seethe with anger and mentally debate those mothers with their pleas to the peers of […]

When Value and Gender Intertwine

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“So that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons. Because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, ‘Abba! Father!’”- Galatians 4:5-6 The idea of being valued by God and adopted like a son, used to sound […]

Good News For Girls: Valentines + Selfies + Empathy Library

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Advocates! Maria Keller, 5th grader, reader, has distributed 1 million books to kids who lacked access to reading material. Xiao Meili walks across China to raise awareness of sexual violence. Yeliz Yuksel takes risks a lot to bring women’s hockey to a conservative town in northeast Turkey. Seeking to end the practice of FGM in […]

Six Impossible Things

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By Sherry Naron | @RescuePink Have you ever met someone with extraordinary faith? I recently worked with a pastor who would make our heads spin with his vision and dreams. Most of the time we whispered things under our breath like, “No way, he’s crazy.” Or, “This is impossible.” But he believed they would happen, […]