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

M_M

[ 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. […]

A Chorus of Strong Women

M_Desiree

“I write for those women who do not speak, for those who do not have a voice because they were so terrified, because we are taught to respect fear more than ourselves. We’ve been taught that silence would save us, but it won’t.” –Audre Lorde I went through a horrible divorce. Horrible. It was my […]

Living From the Inside Out

M_Stefanie

When I was a kid, I was quite the little sprinter. In grade seven I could outrun most of my classmates, even the boys (but please don’t ask for a rematch, Robbie Brown). In relay races at track meets, I was often placed in the “anchor leg” position to help our team make up ground or […]