New Season, Same Lessons

“I have become very good at finding the perfect places to hide in plain sight.”  By Stephanie Motz Skinner | Twitter: @stephmotz Maybe I’d forgotten what it’s like to feel inferior, but being back at university has awakened in me some old insecurities. I like to learn new things. However, over the last few years […]

Confessions of a Transition Junkie

“My roots are like those of the ficus elastica, extending over rivers and creeks, crossing borders and creating bridges.” By Stephanie Motz Skinner | Twitter: @stephmotz My roots are like those of the ficus elastica, extending over rivers and creeks, crossing borders and creating bridges. My roots are planted in Choluteca, my small home town surrounded […]

On Leaving Uganda: Where I Found the Courage to Speak

“Justice is not comfortable, but it doesn’t have to be complicated.”  By Stephanie Motz Skinner | Twitter: @stephmotz Africa was never on my radar. Not that long ago, I couldn’t even have located Uganda on a map, but when I met my husband, everything changed. When James and I first started dating, he described the […]

To Breathe Hope into her Life

Growing up in Honduras + Dreaming about a Good Education + Someone Who Believed in Me + Delivering Makapads to Girls in Gulu  By Stephanie Motz Skinner | Twitter: @stephmotz It’s easy to take the little things for granted – a hot meal, a warm bed, sanitary pads. I can’t count the times I’ve felt disadvantaged, […]

Fear vs Love: My Power to Choose

I believe when we choose to function in love, we choose to step out in courage and break walls of ignorance and indifference … By Stephanie Motz Skinner | Twitter: @stephmotz Sometimes, even the most ordinary task can lead to panic. I try to focus on the recipe in front of me and drown out […]