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Orchid-Speak or Why I Changed My FB Pic

Art imitates life, they say.  But in my home, life has become art.   Specifically,  an orchid that is now for me an objet d’art .   Arcing in hues  from boldest to barely blue, it commands the surrounding space, silently shouting “Pay attention to me.”   I’ve become enamored of this exotic plant.  414 more words

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Orchid-speak or Why I Changed My FB Pic

Art imitates life, they say.  But in my home, life has become art.   Specifically,  an orchid that is now for me an objet d’art .   Arcing in hues  from boldest to barely blue, it commands the surrounding space, silently shouting “Pay attention to me.”   I’ve become enamored of this exotic plant.  414 more words

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10-year-old raped girl forced into dangerous childbirth by Paraguayan government

This video from the USA says about itself:

Raped 10 Year Old Won’t Be Allowed An Abortion

2 May 2015

“A 10-year-old girl in Paraguay…

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Human Rights

Muslim girl expelled from French high school for maxiskirt

This video from Uganda says about itself:

14 April 2014

Kilifi county assembly speaker Jimmy Kahindi has dismissed a motion set to be tabled at the county assembly that seeks to…

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Human Rights

I Felt Beautiful Today

From the moment I woke up I felt attractive today. My fellow women will know what I’m talking about. There are so many times when we are tired, drained, worried, emotional, critical of every line around our eyes, every bulge that we think is getting to large or perceive as misshapen. 394 more words

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What My Mom Taught Me About Being a Woman

When Mother’s Day comes around, we often think about how our mothers helped to form how we “mother” our own children. We reflect on what it was that made Mom so special or perhaps what it was that we wished our moms could have done for us that they didn’t. 97 more words

Motherhood

God gave me a daughter so I could be a better feminist

Yes, she did. When my daughter Emily was born I thought I knew the type of feminist I was and the type of feminism I believed in. 768 more words

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