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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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    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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    Top 15 of 2015!

    It’s hard to believe that 2015 has come to a close.  It was a year of travel but also a year of changes. After traveling for the first 8 months of…

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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…

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    Christmas from Lesvos

    The Christmas story is one that we know well.  Mary, a young, pregnant woman, and her fiance Joseph travel a long distance to take part in a census.  When they arrive…