Nobel + Noble: Good News for Girls


Women Celebrate! Oh, you knew there was going to be a little party over here this month. Kudos to Malala Yousafzai, co-winner of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize! It’s easy to forget that Malala is still so young, but this 17-year-old is investing her life to change the world for girls. Taking a moment in my […]

The Life Not The Lack


“I wonder how many people I’ve looked at all my life and never seen.” John Steinbeck I had the privilege of meeting a special little girl in our neighbourhood a few months ago. Summer was just rolling to a slow, lazy halt, and I had a tiny newborn, sticky against my chest. My husband and […]

On Asthma and Ferguson


One of the most heavy burdens of raising a child with complex health issues has been the judgment of others, especially of those with authority or expertise. During one breathing crisis, the specialist literally scoffed at our concern, saying, “He’s fine! See you in six months.” This man’s face was on the cover of a […]

When The Bible Shredded My Heart


It was the night I stopped reading the Bible. I was on the faded green easy chair in my bedroom. Every night as the light faded from white to yellow to gold, I would open the Word and read. In college, reading the Bible was an OCD coping mechanism, a way I proved my worth and checked off […]

Becoming Qualified


By Kali Gillespie | Twitter: @KaliGillespie “To love another person is to see the face of God.” -Victor Hugo, Les Misérables Morning comes, and I’m awake and alone. I cherish these quiet times, and have learned to protect the silence. I avoid the squeaky bathroom door and if I forgot to grind my coffee beans […]