Being the Change: A Story Behind Homelessness

I wrote over on SheLovesmagazine.com yesterday, as part of World Homeless Day. Here’s an excerpt:     “I spent the afternoon at The Front Room, the only homeless shelter in Surrey, BC. Volunteers from Relate Church served a yummy turkey dinner, complete with milk and pumpkin pie, while I shook hands and learned that even the […]

Guess I’m a little busy writing over at SheLoves magazine these days. I won’t lie, I love today’s story about Marcy and the Linwood House Art Experience: How Marcy Became an Artist. Marcy is pictured on the far left here with friends and fellow artists, as well as Gwen McVicker (third from the right), president […]

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I wish somebody would have said this to me at my weakest point …

“Homeless girl” remains anonymous, but writes to put a new face on homelessness. In effect, her own story helps us understand some of the realities behind the men, women and teenagers, we see on our streets. “Homeless girl” became homeless on May 18, 2007. “The best analogy I can give is, it was like a snowball,” […]

On the Ground, into the Heart of Sexual Violence in the Congo

She went from Colorado College graduate to volunteer rape crisis counselor in Chicago to stepping into her bigger story: entering the dark world for women in the Congo. Now Amy Ernst is even guest blogging for The New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof at On the Ground. Honestly, I can’t quite imagine the pressure of knowing you […]

SheLoves Magazine

I’m a little excited. In May we pretty much accomplished a small miracle, launching the sheloves magazine site at LifeWomen conference. We had it up and running in a matter of two weeks, during which I also took a 10-day trip to Kenya. Soon after we launched, however, I realized we wouldn’t be able to […]