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We live in a world where all of us can make a difference. And, that doesn’t mean you have to travel halfway across the world to do so. Through these posts, I hope to share ways in which you can make a difference — whether it be in the community where you live or somewhere on the other side of the world. Here, I also share my reflections on current events going on around us.

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    International Women’s Day 2018 – A Photo Essay

    March 8 marks International Women’s Day (IWD) – a day that recognizes the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women around the world.  For the past few years, I’ve shared photos from some of the amazing women that I’ve met around the world (photo essays from 2015 and 2016).  Today is no different. And, in a time of the MeToo movement, Times Up, and the release of a letter signed by more than 1,100 aid workers on sexual harassment, abuse,…

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    A Compassionate Conservative Votes

    For months, I’ve been thinking of what I to say about this election.  As the campaign season has gone on (and on), and the rhetoric has become more and more divisive,…

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    FAQ — Volunteering on Lesvos

    As you may know, earlier this winter, I spent 10 days in Greece volunteering on the island of Lesvos with Lighthouse Relief, assisting asylum seekers who were arriving via boat from…

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    The Women’s Tent

    “Breathe,” I thought to myself as I crouched to the ground for the umpteenth time to frantically dig through the children’s shoe bins to find a pair of boots to put…

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    Greeting Boats on Lesvos

    I didn’t anticipate it would be so dramatic. I thought that the moving music, fancy camera angles, and voiceovers made the arrivals of people on boats from Turkey to Greece seem…