God Needs Dangerous Women?

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I’m learning that out of ordinary friendship, the most extraordinary—and potentially dangerous—alliance is possible. Last year, I spent five days with one such holy alliance: my friend Kelley Nikondeha. We talk almost every day. It’s a friendship in which we sharpen each other, encourage each other and talk a lot about how to live out […]

My Leaky Childhood

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My childhood was the kind you read about in storybooks. I’ve circled round this truth, repeatedly, in the last few months. Perhaps, this musing comes of the joy born from this other childhood being spun right before me, that of my surprise baby. Because, sometimes, I feel the pull of his glorious story unfurling in […]

Sowing, Summiting, Strutting: Good News for Girls

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Some are humble. Some live in the limelight. None play small. Women in Agriculture Thyme + land = success for Lebanese women. Picturing Women–a beautiful portrait series of female farmers in Europe. Women spearhead biodiversity project in Tajikistan.   Women in Sport 11-year old Brooke Raboutou shatters climbing record. Call me what you want, I’m not […]

The Waiting Woman

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There’s not much I love to do in my spare time more than baking. The kitchen becomes a refuge, a place to retreat to and I can lose myself in a haze of flour and the sweet smell of caramelising sugar. In this Baby Mama season I’m in, the moments I have to retreat here, […]

Don’t You Think Small

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I stood in a basement church in Taipei when someone spoke these words to me: Don’t you think small. More than 15 years later, those words still rumble in the belly of my soul like the roar of a volcano. They come to me when I’m making plans and when I want to quit. They […]