12 in 2012: The Stories We’ve Loved


“We’ve not only encouraged and inspired each other to live more authentically, but we’ve come together to create change.”

We published over 330 posts in 2012. Naturally it’s so hard to choose, but here are 12 of the favourites you, our readers, have most shared and highlighted this year:

1. Dear God, Would You Like a Doughnut?

By Shekinah Jacob

2. Dark is Beautiful: Learning to Love the Skin I’m In

By Lydia Durairaj

3. A Love Letter to my Body

By Megan Gahan

4.  TGIF: That Time I (Kind of) Wanted a Boob Job

By Tina Francis

5. Between Isaacs and Samuels: The Space Where God Disappoints

By Enuma Okoro

6. One Woman Who Loves: Fighting Child Slavery in Haiti

By Megan Boudreaux

7. No Eenie Meenie in my Mouth

By Idelette McVicker

8. Old Bride, New Wife: Letter from a Newlywed

By Riyanka Subrahmanyam

9. God, Giver of Harmonicas

By Rachel Pieh Jones

10. Teaching for Light: The Day Truth Leaked In

By Abby Norman 

11. My Broken Hallelujah

By Holly A. Grantham

12. Start Small, Start with Sabbath

By Sarah Bessey


These are great posts. Still, 12 posts from 12 writers certainly don’t reflect the full scope of the multitude of beautiful voices who grace these pages. I think you may have picked this up: Here on SheLoves, every voice matters. Together, our stories paint a picture of womanhood around the world. This year, we’ve not only encouraged and inspired each other to live more authentically, but we’ve come together to create change.

I’ll talk more about these changes this coming Monday, Dec. 31 when I’ll reflect on the year we’ve shared together. There were many firsts, many lessons, many changes, many leaps of faith and so many moments of deep connection. My heart is full and I hope it’s been a great year here for you too.

So, dear SheLoves friends, I’d love to hear:

– What were some of your favourite moments on SheLoves this year?

– Which posts have inspired you most?

– Which words linger?

– What would you like more of in 2013?

If you are willing to share some of your thoughts here in the comments, I might even include it in Monday’s wrap-up post. Be sure to check back in!

With Love,




Image by webtreatsetc. on flickr

Idelette McVicker
I like soggy cereal and I would like to go to every spot on the map of the earth to meet our world’s women. I dream of a world where no women or girls are for sale. I dream of a world where women and men are partners in doing the work that brings down a new Heaven on earth. My word last year was “roar” and I learned it’s not about my voice rising as much as it is about our collective voices rising in unison to bring down walls of injustice. This year, my own word is “soar.” I have three children and this place–right here, called shelovesmagazine.com–is my fourth baby. I am African, although my skin colour doesn’t tell you that story. I am also a little bit Chinese, because my heart lives there amongst the tall skyscrapers of Taipei and the mountains of Chiufen. Give me sweet chai and I think I’m in heaven. I live in Vancouver, Canada and I pledged my heart to Scott 11 years ago. I believe in kindness and calling out the song in each other’s hearts. I also believe that Love covers–my gaps, my mistakes and the distances between us. I blog at idelette.com and tweet @idelette.
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