LIGHT | Electrify Africa Act of 2015

I am thrilled to be participating with ONE’s #LightforLight blog relay this month highlighting the issue of energy poverty in Africa and ONE’s #electrifyafrica campaign. A brilliant collective of photographers and storytellers are sharing their take and their images on “light.” I am humbled to contribute my own voice, memories and images to the cause.  LIGHT. It means very different things to different people around

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SutiSana – Bags bringing hope and healing to Bolivia.

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Last month I photographed some bright and springy clutches for a social enterprise in Bolivia called SutiSana. It is a very special program bringing hope and healing to former prostitute workers in El Alto, Bolivia, through an organization called Word Made Flesh. I have many personal connections with various WMF staff through our time together at John Brown University in Arkansas. I fully believe in the important

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THE FIND | Stories of Hope

You have all probably heard me talking about and promoting JOYN products. They are one of my all time favorite companies producing amazing products and featuring even more amazing stories. I am not the only fan. TOMS carries a JOYN line and has features Mel’s story as well. But it wasn’t until I stumbled on THE FIND by the fabulous team at LGH.TV that

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India 2.0 | What transformation looks like…

Last week, I journeyed back to India. I rarely ever go back to the same place twice. Call it the curse of wanderlust… always yearning for new, different, exciting places to visit/experience. So, being given the opportunity to return to India and specifically to Bangalore, where Daughters of Hope is located, turned out to be an incredibly enriching experience. Last year, I visited my

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Human Trafficking Awareness Month – What can you do?

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I have been loving seeing awareness of Human Trafficking skyrocketing this year. January 11 was Human Trafficking Awareness Day, and the whole month of January is dedicated to learning more and doing more to end trafficking and modern slavery. Every day I see posts up by activists, organizations, NGO’s, actors, moms, magazines and businesses advocating various ways to encourage and equip the average person

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When do you feel God’s pleasure? (at AnotherJennifer.com)

Thanks to the amazing #AYASummit experience, I have been able to connect with a fantastic group of women – bloggers, social activists, writers and more. Jennifer Iacovelli invited me to guest post on her site, Another Jennifer today. It’s a very personal and practical post. Head over to Jennifer’s site for the whole post, but here is a taste:    Yesterday, I did my

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#GivingTuesday Gift Guide

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Whew… what a weekend of incredible sales and deals. #BlackFriday and #CyberMonday are forces to be reckoned with. Enter #GivingTuesday, a global movement of collective generosity. It’s a day to celebrate giving, to show we can give as well as we can get here in America.  Check out the Giving Tuesday network, or check the trending #GivingTuesday hashtag. So much good is happening today, I

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Ethical Holiday Shopping | The Root Collective

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So we have talked about TOMS Marketplace and the newly launched and fabulous TO THE MARKET (TTM). Today, I am going to introduce you to another wonderful company doing a lot of good.   I recently got connected with Bethany, founder and chief designer of The Root Collective. Besides being fabulous, she has a heart of gold. We met in person at The Holiday

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#ACourageousOne | by Bronwyn Lea

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Every now and then I stumble onto something just brilliant. I think “THIS IS IT! This is what do a little good is all about. Simple, easy, POWERFUL action steps to fight injustice.” These simple, EASY acts or responses, when done collectively by our friends, family and networks are powerful waves of justice and compassion that can produce a world of good for those who

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TO THE MARKET | Survivor-Made Goods (TTM)

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One of the highlights of my time at the #AYASummit hosted by ONE Girls & Women, was meeting Jane Mosbacher Morris.  Jane sat on a panel with Barrett Ward, founder of FashionABLE, Sydney Price of Kate Spade NY’s on purpose brand, and Petronella of Heifer International speaking about economic empowerment for women. (Jane and I wearing our HOPE Products sari infinity scarves at #AYASummit)

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