I Am a Jesus Feminist

Today is the International Day of the Girl Child. The Girl Declaration is powerful and beautiful and I posted it on facebook and tweeted it out a few days ago. But today, I am making another kind of declaration and it fits completely with this day. It needs to, because right here is where my […]

When the Season of Restoration Feels Long

I’m in my office, but sitting next to my kitchen countertop with the bottom of the two sinks showing me their underbelly. It’s shoved in here, while the guys are putting back the cabinets in our kitchen. One overnight, not-so-big water leak (there wasn’t even a big pool in the morning, for laminate’s sake) and […]

Twenty girls, two different rooms.

Two small rooms. The one is empty, except for the sparse furniture, and intends to tell the story of 20 girls who were trafficked from Ghana and Togo to New Jersey. They were forced to work 14 hours a day, braiding hair with no pay. According to the judge who sentenced their traffickers, the girls’ […]

Love Your Tree: Wisdom from Eve Ensler & a 74-yr-old Masai woman

Last week we watched America the Beautiful, a film by Darryl Roberts. While the documentary left me feeling silent, brooding the questions around beauty and obsession in our society and wondering what some of the answers could be, the highlight of the documentary was a short interview with Eve Ensler of Vagina Monologues’ fame. You […]

Come, join the Dance.

Yesterday I posted some thoughts on our Thursday night Story Gatherings. It’s a meeting time where girls from different places and stories come to bring their hearts and some form of creative expression. Being present and adding your voice to the discussion is counted too! This past week something else has shaped out of our […]