World AIDS Day: Change begins with my Whisper

On vanilla Rooibos tea, making a (digital) quilt and waving my arms wildly.  By Idelette McVicker | Twitter: @idelette _________________________________________________ It’s not enough for me to cry when I watch the trailer of the movie The Help. Just yesterday crocodile tears started rolling down my face again as I watched the trailer with the girls […]

What One Girl and Her Decals Can Do

“When I see numbers in the millions and billions, it’s so easy for my eyes to glaze over and think it’s too big.” By Danielle Hardy | Twitter: @hardydanielle _______________________________________ I have to admit, I feel like I’m putting myself “out there” by showing you my excuses internal dialogue: I don’t like to admit I have excuses that […]

The Thing that Makes Me Angry Now

“If something makes you angry–an injustice, in particular–that is as good as an engraved invitation to do something about it.”–Sarah Bessey By Stephanie Motz Skinner | Twitter: @stephmotz “I don’t believe that we will make progress on HIV/AIDS without addressing maternal mortality. We will not make the progress we want on malaria without addressing maternal mortality. We […]

ShePonders: Pharaoh, Gaddafi, Dictators and Other Bullies

“We are invited to be Moses–standing at the burning bush and accepting a divine summons to advocate for justice in the face of Pharaoh.” By Kelley Johnson-Nikondeha <<<Pharaoh>>> Click on the link above to Listen to Kelley, sharing this month’s ShePonders: Pharaoh When we first encounter Pharaoh, he is ruling over Egypt. He is powerful. But we […]

Because of a Little Love: The Story of Beatrice and Agnes

Beatrice needed more than facial reconstructive surgery. She needed Agnes to remind her she is loved. By Stephanie Motz Skinner | Twitter: @stephmotz ____________________________________________________________ I am thinking about loneliness this week. Mother Teresa, a woman who witnessed extreme poverty and disease, believed that being unloved, rejected and lonely is a form of poverty. She said: “We […]