Looking in the Right Mirror


I remember visiting an elderly parishioner who had a treasure trove of beautiful antique furniture in her home. The house itself was a Craftsman bungalow, with built-ins, high ceilings topped by crown molding, and beautiful wood trim around every door and window. She owned several old dressers, with lovely framed mirrors attached, and there was […]

View from Our Hearts


I readily admit I have a much different relationship today with a mirror than I had when I was much younger. I have come to understand I probably had an unusually healthy perspective in my youth in the way I saw myself, as I truly believed I was beautiful and the whole world loved me. (I […]

The Women in the Mirror

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Growing up, the women in my world knew how to love, but the women in my world did not take care of finances. Money. Moolah. Francs. Rands. Yen. Dollars. We abdicated that power. We let the men decide. We shopped for clothes and groceries and small household items. But when it came to the big […]

Good News for Girls: Delivering Babies + Girl Geeks in Kampala + Sisters in Saudi

Living Proof - Birth in Nepal

Women and Health Yasodha Ojha (above), a birth attendant in Nepal, delivers nearly 50 babies each month in remote villages thanks to funds from the Gates Foundation. Olivia in Ghana has been delivering babies in 105 degree heat, without running water or electricity, for 10 years. “I enjoy working with the poor in the villages because […]

Stuck: Waiting For The Light


[ TRIGGER WARNING: Descriptions of Verbal + Physical Abuse ] By M. A car passing through the intersection brought me back to the present. How long had I been waiting for the red arrow to turn green? The glowing numbers on the dashboard clock read 12:53a.m. He should be asleep by now. It’s probably safe to go home. […]