Child sponsorship programs have proponents and opponents, something which I was not aware of when I began sponsoring Siba in India 7 years ago. Siba lives in the rural community of Gajal, approximately 250 miles from Calcutta. He lives with his mother, a single parent who sometimes is able to find work on farms. To […]

Never Seconds

I heard the incredible story of 9-year-old Martha Payne the other day and it made me feel so proud of this little girl. Martha is a Scottish schoolgirl that became a sensation around the world because of the blog she created. Martha launched ‘Never Seconds’ with the aim of documenting her daily meals at her […]

The War Against Clichés

Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman elected to Congress, once said “the emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females begins when the doctor says, ‘it’s a girl’.” To me, this quote illustrates perfectly how much the devastating power of clichés can shape the reality of our world. That is why, in this last article of […]