Ethical Fashion | HOPE products + Noonday + The Root Collective


Spending time in India with the wonderful, brave, inspiring ladies at Daughters of Hope this past January has been the highlight of my year. When I found out that they have just released their first line of fair trade products to be sold here in the USA, I went a little wild. I immediately connected with the wonderful people in Georgia who are dedicating

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Everyday Activism | #FEEDsupper


I am a fan of the ONE Campaign. Big fan. They have the corner on the market of #everydayactivism. They recently launched a ONE Women’s and Girl’s initiative, which is simply brilliant. Each month, a high-profile curator runs a campaign promoting some form of justice and equality for girls and women worldwide. Last month, the curator was Lauren Bush, founder of FEED Foundation. Her

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Compassion Experience


So, if you have been reading this blog for long, you know I blog for Compassion International at times. And you know we have a Compassion sponsor child, Golori, in India.  So, I should be up on my Compassion experience, right? Wrong.  Today, I had a very humbling and motivating experience. It is called the Compassion Experience. I saw it was coming to the

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Fall 2014 – Local Abolitionist Events


For those in the DC/Baltimore corridor, there are a number of fantastic and informative events coming up in the next couple of months. If you have ever stared blankly at your Facebook feed or computer screen and wondered “what in the world can I DO about this issue?!” these events will help you push through the overwhelm and formulate your next (doable) steps of

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Back To School… Educating Girls


On a light note, two of my three went back to school today. It was a happy, happy day. I am excited about some upcoming changes in my life, and especially for some dedicated (read: not interrupted by constant screaming, whining, fighting, tattling time to write more for this site. The Holiday Shop 2015 is also in the making and I am excited

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2014 TIP Report – My response

Yes, I felt incredibly honored to have been invited to live blog the 2014 TIP Report in DC a couple of weeks ago. I have tried to convey the sense of privilege I felt to be able to be present during the event, standing as one with hundreds of other abolitionists in our shared passion to fight for the freedom of all. However, if

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2014 TIP Report – Live from DC

Through some pretty amazing, and generous, contacts, I was invited to attend this year’s live Trafficking in Persons Report from the State Department a couple of weeks ago. I was asked by a State Department Office To Monitor Trafficking in Persons contact to live blog the event and I couldn’t have been more honored to do so. This first post is an overall explanation

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Fair Trade Fashion | FashionABLE Teshome Bracelet

One of my favorite fair trade companies is FashionABLE. Their scarves are fabulous and I have always loved the personal connection you feel with their artisans and products. Each product is named after one of the women in their program in Ethiopia. Each tag has her hand written name and a glimpse into how the purchase of that particular product is helping change her

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Annual Trafficking In Persons Report (TIP) 2014


This month, I will be attending the live TIP Report in DC. This is a highly anticipated event for all involved in anti-human trafficking work both locally and globally. If you aren’t familiar with the report, here is a succinct description:   The annual TIP report is a global country-by-country evaluation of efforts to combat trafficking. Countries are graded on a scale from 1

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Cards Of Joy | Fighting child slavery in Haiti


Please check out this guest post by Matthew Millstein, the teenage abolitionist I introduced you to yesterday. In this season of honoring the Fathers in our lives, please consider joining him as he advocates for the fatherless in Haiti. Let’s help Matt meet his goal of raising $7200 by June 15!  Every dollar donation is matched by a generous benefactor at Beyond Borders. I know my

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