Grit Calls Out to Grit

When I was little, my daddy was friends with a street minister. If you were homesick, Brother Richard would pray healing over you in a phone call, and you almost always went to school the next day. My daddy used to say that he could see the Holy Spirit shining on Brother Richard, that when […]

Seeing Ourselves: Good News for Girls

How We See Ourselves “You don’t have to have pink toys if you’re a girl … That was the olden days. Now it’s 2014. Catch up, people.” How Girls Really Feel about Gender Roles and the Rise of Pro-Female Advertising Marvel Comics catches up with Kamala Kahn: Muslim, girl, superhero. Katie Driscoll, a photographer, didn’t see […]

Nobel + Noble: Good News for Girls

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 […]

Chaos, Our Constant Companion

Chaos has been my constant companion of late. My husband and I packed up a moving truck six weeks ago and relocated to a new city. For months beforehand our living room landscape looked like boxes everywhere, holes in the walls, spaces on the floor to mark the ghosts of furniture past. We’ve been living […]

She Ran on Her Toes

How Human Trafficking Hit Home for Me “She stood beside me, in front of the choir room chalkboard, waiting to be heard.”  By Kisa MacDonald | Twitter: @kisamac Sandy lived around the corner.  She was blue-eyed, whimsical and often singing to herself.  She was the girl who always ran everywhere on her toes. Every day, […]