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 […]

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 […]

We Are The Red Tent: Keep a Girl in School


We may think it’s a simple sanitary pad. For a girl in a place like Gulu in Northern Uganda, a regular supply of feminine products means access to education and a different future. As I held the soft cotton undies—pinks, purples, greens, blues—tied together with a package of sanitary pads, I wanted to lock my […]

Good News For Girls: Girl Declaration + Malala + Books!

Dhiya by Heber Vega

That sweet girl? That’s Dhiya. She lives in Iraq, and when Heber Vega made this photograph for The Preemptive Love Coalition (PLC), she’d just had heart surgery that saved her life. PLC co-founder Jeremy Courtney recently published the book Preemptive Love: Pursuing Peace One Heart at a Time about their mission to embody Love and foster peace […]

Sweating for Sisterhood: Keep A Girl in School in Uganda


Or: The Little Pot That Could (But Almost Didn’t) I’ve had this pot for a while now. Sitting atop my white IKEA table. Empty. For several months I stared at it, guiltily. And every day, it stared back at me, questioning. If it had eyebrows, I imagine one would have been raised, as if to […]