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 […]

Marriage in Wonderland


[ TRIGGER WARNING: Descriptions of Verbal + Emotional Abuse ] By A. “Don’t buy the ice cream,” he said. “But they’ll ask for ice cream,” I answered, glancing at the grocery list. He shot me a chilly stare, and I knew better than to buy the ice cream. After church the next day, our guests gathered […]

A New Anointing for a New Year


The Spirit of the Lord is upon me and He has anointed me. The Spirit of the Lord is upon you and He has anointed you. The Spirit of the Lord is upon us and He has anointed us. Yes, Lovelys, my one word for 2014 is … anointing. It’s not a word I sought […]

Ring in the New Year with One Word


When I first heard about the concept of choosing only one word to guide me through the year I envisaged limitation. How could anyone possibly walk through a year with only one word to lean on? What about New Year’s resolutions? Don’t we need to set goals? I always believed I did. At the time […]

My Freedom Road


By Siki Dlanga | Twitter: @SikeeDlanga I do not know my life apart from Mandela. Mandela is the reason I am able to write in this language today. He is the reason I am able to connect with the audience who will read what I have written about him. I cannot imagine my life without […]