domestic violence · education

The Toll

“Does constantly talking about what happened to you take a toll?” he asked. We had just finished up a lengthy conversation and he had just shared his story with the world. I wanted to laugh and cry simultaneously. Not a humorous laugh, but a nervous one. Not tears of sadness, but of knowing. What a… Continue reading The Toll

In the News · mass shootings · Showing Kindness

The Rules

It wasn’t long before I quit my job that people started to comment on my demeanor.  “She’s gone full hippy, hasn’t she?” one co-worker said to another with a chuckle.  “Good for her, she’s following her dreams.  I wish I could just leave,” said another. I’m reminded of this as I struggle to wrap my… Continue reading The Rules

Podcast

It Doesn’t Matter Who You Are – An Interview with Actress and Nonprofit Leader Somy Ali

Somy Ali is a survivor, Bollywood actress, film producer, and founder of No More Tears, a nonprofit that works to free victims from domestic violence and human trafficking. Her personal story will captivate you, and her work with victims will inspire you. Somy’s interview spans the years and is a phenomenal story of how a… Continue reading It Doesn’t Matter Who You Are – An Interview with Actress and Nonprofit Leader Somy Ali

sexual assault

Why I’m Struggling With the #MeToo Movement

Perhaps you have heard of the #MeToo movement.  Who hasn’t?  It is splayed across social media, a topic of conversation among the talking heads, and most have an story or opinion to go with the hashtag. I even wrote about it, myself, not that terribly long ago. I was almost giddy when I first heard… Continue reading Why I’m Struggling With the #MeToo Movement