Next stop: Rwanda (I hope!)

Many of you may have heard by now, you know, like about every day for the last 5 days, that I am hoping to win the last spot on an incredible storytelling trip with IJM and Noonday this summer. This contest came out of the blue last week, sending hundreds of us (300 to be exact) scrambling to post submissions and begin rallying our

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Mother’s Day Insta-Gift | #standwithme

Still wondering what to get Mom for Mother’s Day? Tired of the same-ole same-ole gifts each year? Want to get her something meaningful, something that will encourage and inspire her beyond “her” day? I have written about the film #standwithme a few times now; About our experience at the DC premier… about my 8-year-old abolitionist. The film is now available for digital rentals just

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Abolitionist Mama | Rachel’s Bra Drive

I have been literally jumping out of my skin waiting to share this story. Not only is it incredibly inspiring, but Rachel represents the target audience of Do A Little  Good. She is a busy, super busy mom of two little girls… who decided to be the woman she wants her girls to grow up to be. I interviewed Rachel… here is her story.

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She was listening. Was I?

Remember that post I did about the #standwithme premier in DC? How I took my 8-year-old daughter with me to see it? She was listening. Vivienne’s story was something she could relate to. Lemonade stand? Make a difference? Free child slaves? My daughter said “I can do that.”  And she is acting. And I am inspired by her to keep acting… to keep sharing,

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HopeSprings – Local(ish) Everyday Activism

While attending the recent Justice Conference in Towson, MD, I had the privilege of sitting in on a talk by Erin Donovan, executive director of an organization called HopeSprings in Baltimore. I have to admit. I knew next to nothing about HIV/AIDS, especially the local statistics (as opposed to Africa AIDS or Asia AIDS issues). Erin’s talk was incredibly enlightening. And convicting. And exciting.

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A Day In The Life Of… Usha

Saturday, March 8, is International Women’s Day. In honor of IWD, I am celebrating the life of a new friend of mine in India. Usha is an incredible inspiration to me. She was married at 16 to a man who was 38. They had two daughters together. Then, on January 1, 2013, she awoke to find her husband had died in the night. She

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#standwithme – The DC Premier

Last night, I had the absolute honor of taking my 8-year-old daughter to a documentary premier of #standwithme – a movie about child slavery. Yes, you heard that right. I took my young, innocent, impressionable daughter to a movie about one of the darkest, most horrific, heinous evils in our world today.   And I am SO glad I did.   Before you write

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Fair Trade Blogs and Abolitionist Mamas

Over the last week and even few months, I have connected with many like-minded folks around the nation who are either fellow abolitionist mamas, fair trade advocates, or all of the above.  I wanted share these resources with you all, each is unique with its own twist and focus. Each of these blogs and sites are well worth your time to follow and connect

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The Justice Conference Towson – A Recap

Last weekend was the 4th annual Justice Conference. Although I wasn’t able to attend the LIVE conference in LA, I was honored and excited to be able to participate in the Towson, MD simulcast site. It was a fabulous weekend full of wonderful conversations, deep connections, sharing, drinking from the fire hose of the Justice Conference main speakers, shopping, and thinking. I was honored

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#standwithme the movie

I have been following Vivenne’s story for some time now. I even blogged about it here awhile back. Incredibly inspiring. There is now a movie that is premiering around the nation right now about her story, and the larger story of modern slavery and what each and every one of us can and should do about it. You should also know by now that

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