STOP THE SILENCE: I Had To Get Away

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[TRIGGER WARNING: Descriptions of emotional abuse + stalking] By L. I knew something was wrong, during my short marriage to J., but couldn’t put my finger on it. One night, we watched a news story about a police chief who stalked, shot and killed his ex-wife in front of their children before turning the gun on […]

Good News For Girls: No Apologies for Brilliance

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How We See Ourselves: Your hair-free head might be a source of embarrassment. Or it might be another place to show off your beauty. Embracing all the features prone to shame. (if you missed Sarah’s post earlier this week … you’re welcome.) With a little support (as Bev reminded us) maybe we can even Flourish. […]

The Pedicure that Awoke My Heart to Justice

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By Cynthia Cavanaugh | Twitter: @cavcynthia My heart awoke to the meaning of justice during a pedicure. The salon was located in an undisclosed home in Cambodia, a place of refuge for girls who had been rescued from the sex trade. The location was secret because of the risk of these young women being kidnapped […]

NO LIMITS: Cynthia’s Audacious 55th Birthday Dream

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By Cynthia Cavanaugh | Twitter: @cavcynthia When I was a little girl, I used to dream about what my life would be like at 20, 30, 40, 50 and beyond. I later learned that my dreaming translated into being defined as a visionary person–someone who is “given to audacious, highly speculative, impractical ideas and schemes, […]

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

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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 […]