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 […]

Loaves and Fishes and Love Bombs

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When I shared with a girlfriend that my family is giving love bombs on our roadtrip from Boston to LA, she chuckled into her burrito. “Your family is always doing big things. You’re such a big thinker.” I warmed to the compliment, but felt unsettled at the praise. This is just who my people are: […]

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 […]

The Peacemakers, The Poets + The Pretty Ones: Good News for Girls

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26 Women To Watch In Tech in 2015.   The Peacemakers Women are a powerful force for peace. Here’s why. Syrian women know how to defeat ISIS. The power of Libya’s female arms dealers.   Artists Represent Andrea Mihalik of New Jersey met the craftswomen of Kiltamany, Kenya. None of them have been the same since. […]