Real World Miracles. Or: AIDS: Reverse your Perception

Last month this Topsy Foundation television commercial by Ogilvy Johannesburg and Egg Films won a Gold Lion award at the 57th Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival. It tells the true story of Selinah, an AIDS sufferer who experiences the ravaging effects of her disease being reversed over a period of 90 days through the administration of […]

Just when you think you've known Loss.

“In May 2005, the Zimbabwean government embarked on a massive, highly systematic programme of demolitions of all informal housing in urban and peri-urban areas across Zimbabwe. Combined with a total clampdown on the informal trading sector, including the destruction of official vending areas and confiscation of all wares, Operation Murambatsvina (OM), or “Drive out the […]

Teenage Girls Undergo 'Breast Ironing' In Cameroon

Teenage Girls Undergo ‘Breast Ironing’ In Cameroon (VIDEO). One in four girls in Cameroon are affected by the brutal practice of “breast ironing.” The procedure involves flattening a young girl’s growing breasts with hot objects to try and keep the breasts from growing. It’s a desperate attempt to curb the country’s high number of teenage […]

Speaking of Changing the world …

Here are the students from the City Harvest School of Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy on a recent field trip in Nairobi, Kenya. In one year this school has grown from six students to 32. (You can read the original Big Ask here.) It’s simple math: because we are helping to subsidize the rent, these girls […]

I am from.

I am from. By Idelette McVicker I am from small. I am from a world laid out with thick legal walls that said: You may live here. But another has to live there. Laws divided us and them. What the Fathers didn’t know is when they kept us apart they walled everybody in. My spirit, […]