A PhD Shower and a Call to Celebrate

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It started as a conversation among our group of girlfriends. A comment that: we throw baby showers and wedding showers, but we don’t really take the time to celebrate the women in our lives who aren’t married, or haven’t had children. When do they get to have a (insert life event here)-shower? At the time, […]

When Listening Breaks Our White Hearts

O_Heather

A few weeks ago, a young man approached me in church to pass the peace. In the Spanish-language church I attend, this means moving around the room, trying to wish others the peace of Christ and shake hands with as many people as possible. This brother in Christ was dressed in a baggy t-shirt, long […]

Nobel + Noble: Good News for Girls

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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 […]

Tuning In

O_Diana

“I took a short walk at the beach today. The first time since early June. I was slow, my stride was short, my right hip hurts, my left heel hurts, but … I took a walk at the beach today. You have no idea how much freedom is contained in that short sentence: I took a […]

SYNCHROBLOG: We Are The Other

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By Austin Channing | Twitter: @austinchanning Too Black I grew up immersed in white culture through private education. I attended predominately white schools from preschool through college. Though I successfully navigated the ins and outs of school, there, I was often too black. My ponytail didn’t move like the other girls. My father was a […]