Motherhood is idealized all over the world. It's common to see depictions of a mother rocking, nursing, or cooing at a peaceful baby while lovingly gazing down at her bundle of joy. We're told to... READ MORE
We were all together in the local grocery store, which was an unusual occurrence. Dad, Susan, Peter, Bella, and me never went shopping for groceries, but we were new in town so maybe Dad was afraid... READ MORE
Although I have never met Ashley Judd, I've been fortunate to hear her message of empowerment and self-worth. For me, this message couldn't have come at a better time.  READ MORE
In 2007, I worked for six months as a volunteer in a slum in Ngong, Kenya. The organization I worked with, Living Positive, in is located in the Rift Valley. It seeks to improve the health and... READ MORE
My grandmother, Brígida Concepción Ortega Fleitas, was known to me as Lela. Her 11 children—8 girls and 3 boys—were all born in her home in Arroyos y Esteros, Paraguay. Her first child, María... READ MORE

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