Do you remember the 29 children that died at Sandy Hook elementary school? A group of people around the world is trying to do just that and to bring something positive to the world, to give hope. So annually they’re organizing 29 days of Kindness. Every day followers are reminded of one of the children … More A gesture of kindness where it is most needed
Today starts the annual campaign 16 days of activism against gender-based violence. It is a start, but honestly, not enough. It is amazing how intertwined ideas of violence against women are in our society and how often they are seemingly invisible and accepted. Let’s start with some information from Rutgers: What is Gender-based Violence? Violence … More A start: 16 days of awareness of violence against gender based violence
I was busy writing about The Natalia Project over on VillageQ today. I love the idea; I just need the world to be a place where this isn’t necessary. Please consider following The Natalia Project on twitter and facebook.
I first heard about No Name Calling Week over at Lesbian Family. I thought the idea was great. I have been thinking about bullying and what I want to say about it. This is a hard topic for me. I was bullied. But I was lucky– I have the personality and a strong support system … More No Name Calling Week
Being that I work overseas, you might expect that I would use today to talk about Trafficking in Persons in the country I live in currently (Albania). Or, the country I just came from (Kazakhstan). Or, the country where I did research on human trafficking (Chile). Or, the country where I knew children who were … More Human Trafficking Awareness Day
I hear women talk about feminism. I, as a woman, talk about my experiences. I am shaped by them. Feminism is a a piece of a road out that I hope I can build for my daughter. Too rarely do I hear men talking about feminism, about the female experience. There are exceptions– my own … More Men talking about being taught
Let’s face it: TV influences and educates children. Looking at TV programming, I can only worry about the messaging my daughter will receive. There are so many more Daphnes then Thelmas and even Thelma is second to Fred and Scooby. Where are the bright, hip, self-sufficient heroines that aren’t obsessed with boys, clothes, or being … More Educating girls through TV