Good News For Girls: Valentines + Selfies + Empathy Library

Advocates! Maria Keller, 5th grader, reader, has distributed 1 million books to kids who lacked access to reading material. Xiao Meili walks across China to raise awareness of sexual violence. Yeliz Yuksel takes risks a lot to bring women’s hockey to a conservative town in northeast Turkey. Seeking to end the practice of FGM in […]

A Wake-Up Call

By Jana Gering | Twitter: @jana_kaye “Beauty and Grace are performed whether or not we sense them. The least we can do is try to be there.” —Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek I never expected I would have a studio art degree, to be very honest, but one drawing class turned into an art class […]

Are You Ready?

Are you ready? Are you ready to bid farewell to 2013? I think I am. But not before relishing for just one more moment in all that this December has brought us—Advent Acts of Kindness and Christmas and surprises for Idelette and prayers for wellness and mourning the loss of a great leader. Will you […]

In the Ditch

If you look down into a ditch on a dry summer day, you can see all kinds of life floating around in the green. The way swamps and tidelands and mucky marshes teem with bio-activity. My first novel hatched while on vacation in one of our favorite spots. There’s an old fort surrounded by ocean and […]

October Zine: Create

We’ve spent October sharing about creating—creating connections, creating art, creating hope. We’ve also spent so much of the month being a little more vulnerable than usual—talking about pads and periods and pennies. It’s been a wild ride and it’s not over yet. Enjoy the last morsel of October with us by flipping through our #CREATE […]