Soup From a Stone.

Today marks two years since Ian died. My parents wanted some time alone with him that Wednesday morning, and my hands trembled as I laced my tennis shoes and ran as hard and fast and long as I could—I didn’t know what else to do. What do you do … [Continue reading]

Hope Moves.

Over the past 48 hours, we’ve debated, reposted, and used #butyouwanttotalkaboutleggings to sound the alarm on a host of issues that are making our stomachs churn and our hearts break. A community of women and men that want so much more than trivial … [Continue reading]

Ten Things We Should Get Angry About Before Yoga Pants.

Edit: Well friends, it would seem that yoga pants have broken the internet yet again. :) I've closed the comments on this one, because they derailed into a debate about the merits of spandex. Our goal here isn't to debate modesty [though we believe … [Continue reading]

From Baubles to Businesswomen.

“If girls get a chance, in the form of an education or a microloan, they can be more than baubles or slaves; many of them can run businesses.” -Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, Half the Sky Exchanging sex for money to care for her child was her … [Continue reading]

Tales From a Haunted Corn Maze.

It all started when three of my favorites came to visit for Halloween. Haley, Strick [names unchanged because I HAVE NO INTEREST IN PROTECTING THE GUILTY] and Gretchen [another innocent victim] are some of my dearest friends on the planet. I'd spent … [Continue reading]

Thoughts on Terrorism on the way to #Influenceconf. [How Southern Women Can Defeat ISIS.]

I am currently sitting at gate B11 in the Albany airport, and so I hesitate to even type this out loud because if there are two hard-learned lessons that I’ve gleaned  in my life about airport etiquette, it's these: 1. It is generally frowned upon … [Continue reading]