One Woman Who Loves: Fighting Child Slavery in Haiti

“They might not want you, but I do. You can live with me now.”  By Megan Boudreaux | Twitter: @MeganinHaiti | Respire Haiti “Megan! Megan! Come, see! Someone is here for you!” I heard my neighbor yelling from the front gate. As I tried to see who it was through the downpour and the dark, I decided to […]

On Leaving Uganda: Where I Found the Courage to Speak

“Justice is not comfortable, but it doesn’t have to be complicated.”  By Stephanie Motz Skinner | Twitter: @stephmotz Africa was never on my radar. Not that long ago, I couldn’t even have located Uganda on a map, but when I met my husband, everything changed. When James and I first started dating, he described the […]

To Breathe Hope into her Life

Growing up in Honduras + Dreaming about a Good Education + Someone Who Believed in Me + Delivering Makapads to Girls in Gulu  By Stephanie Motz Skinner | Twitter: @stephmotz It’s easy to take the little things for granted – a hot meal, a warm bed, sanitary pads. I can’t count the times I’ve felt disadvantaged, […]

Bald Solidarity

“We think making a difference begins with making a statement. A bold one.”–Beth Roberts, Bald Solidarity I was taking photos at a benefit concert the first time I heard Beth Roberts talk about shaving her head to fight injustice. She had long blonde hair and the most sincere smile I had ever seen. Beth was […]

What I’ve Learned About Dignity Through My Camera Lens

“Like many things, I begin to understand dignity best when I notice it’s missing.” By Stephanie Motz Skinner | Twitter: @stephmotz Photography has taught me a lot about dignity. There is something powerful and manipulative about images–our lives are filled with them. When I first started photographing people, I began to understand that by composing […]