empowering women

STIRR – Make A Stirr on IWD 2017

International Women’s Day is coming up on March 8, 2017. How are you planning to celebrate?    I have had the privilege of partnering in a small way with my friend Calvina as she has poured out her heart and soul into a new project called STIRR. WHAT IS STIRR? STIRR’s journey to India started in November of 2011 when founder and photographer, Calvina

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One Million Thumbprints – Climb for Peace

Sometimes “doing a little good” looks very normal and everyday, as it should. Buying fair trade coffee. Choosing to buy used rather than new. Taking 30 seconds to sign a petition about an issue that is important to me. Calling my senator. Donating to a worthy cause. Sometimes “doing a little good” will take you far outside your comfort zone. Like 20,000 feet above

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TO THE MARKET | Survivor-Made Goods (TTM)

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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International Day of the Girl 2013

I have a confession to make. I am tired of the “international day of __________” that comes around every.single.day. I mean, really. International day of the pancake? the cat? The grandmother? The red heart? The superhero? (disclaimer: I have no idea if these all actually have their own awareness days… but I seriously wouldn’t be surprised if they do.) Obviously, I care about certain

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