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
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
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
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
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 all.the.live.long.day) time to write more for this site. The Holiday Shop 2015 is also in the making and I am
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
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.
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,
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.
Happy New Year from Do A Little Good! I am quite excited about this year, both personally and professionally. I am always on the quest to find ways to weave doing good into all areas of my life. Life has felt quite compartmentalized over the last couple of years… there is the family life, the photography business, and social justice work. All seemed very