In Tech, on Waves, in Space…Good News for Girls

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  Women flexing grey matter! Maryam Mirzakhani, from Iran, is the first woman to take the world’s top math prize. Brittany Wenger created a cloud app that cheaply and effectively diagnoses cancer. At the age of 19. After teaching herself to code at 12. Slacker! Some very cool vintage images of women inventing important aspects […]

The Job That Desire Wanted

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It began as an annoying little desire. On the backburner of my thoughts, tipping horizontal at the most inconvenient times, pouring out its wares. When it did, it infected everything else popping and simmering, boiling and frying, on the proverbial stovetop. It infiltrated. I had the desire to go to work. After having homeschooled four kids […]

Kicking Off Mentoring Week: Paying Attention

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One email changed my life. It could change yours too. All Donna-Jean meant to do was ask about local churches. Instead, she changed my life. About six months ago, DJ, as she goes by, contacted me out of the blue. She’s a SheLoves reader who emailed to ask about churches in my town; she was […]

Rebirth in the Psych Ward

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Not many places on earth lend themselves to the acute aspiration and suffocating defeat of a psych ward. Especially when you’re an adolescent. My husband works in such a place. His name is Jason. He stands at a modest 5’9”, average build, but with eyes that could call the confession or compassion out of a […]

How A Single Question Turned My Faith Around

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By Michelle DeRusha | Twitter: @MichelleDeRusha The necklace—a choker with a velvet strap and a single brilliant faux sapphire—sat within reach, right at the edge of the open desk. I wanted that necklace; I had to have it, the desire for it so strong, it made my stomach clench. So while my third grade teacher bent […]