Inviting Girls to a Global Sisterhood {PLUS: Book Giveaway}

{Leave a thoughtful comment on this post to be entered to win the book, A Voice Becoming: A Yearlong Mother-Daughter Journey into Passionate, Purposed Living} By Beth Bruno | Twitter: @bethhbruno We must have looked as pathetic as we sounded when the Dutch woman stopped her bike to help us. Though we successfully made it out of […]

A Lesson in Language and Empathy

By Annie Rim | Twitter: @Annie_Rim “How long have you lived here? Why don’t you speak French yet?” Shame filled my chest and I quickly swallowed the cheap-but-smooth wine we relied on during those student days in Paris. When I decided to attend college in France as an art history major, I assumed I would […]

When Gratitude Doesn’t Mean a Finished Story

Everything in me knows what I’m supposed to say: “It was great! We had a wonderful time!” But the words stick in my throat, because the truth is much more complicated than the socially acceptable one-liner. Here’s the truth: I’m glad we got to go. It was important to have gone. But there is a […]

The Transforming Power of Kindness

“Here’s what I’ve decided: the very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof. What I want is so simple I almost can’t […]

Expanding Our Empathy for the Refugee Crisis

  I hold two passports, for two nationalities. Two passports which both rank in the top five most powerful passports in the world. Between these two documents, few places are restricted to me. I can travel, and have travelled, all over the world, rarely questioned. I have worked in foreign countries. All of Europe is […]