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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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#GivingTuesday Gift Guide

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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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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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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Matt | Teenage Abolitionist

I want you to meet Matthew. He is the new face of abolition work. Young, passionate, dedicated, hopeful. His story is incredibly inspiring and I hope you all will walk away empowered and invigorated to do whatever YOU can do to join in the work of fighting modern slavery.     A little back story on how I came to know Matt. One day,

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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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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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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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