ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN: CSW61

The 61st Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) took place in mid-March at the United Nations Headquarters. As a first time delegate, I experienced an overwhelming amount of excitement. This was the real...

THE FAMILY: STRENGTH, PEACE, UNITY

Everything starts at home. An anecdote that sprinkles light on the importance of parental guidance.   I watched them sitting in their own little bubble on the train on a Friday afternoon. A family...

UN MEMBERS DAY: STORYTELLING FOR 2030

Society: (noun) the aggregate of people living together in a more or less ordered community.    Every seat in the General Assembly Hall was filled from top to bottom, left to right. The curved...

THE MINDSET

“Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.”  ― Alphonse Karr,  A Tour Round My Garden   I visited a mental health conference at the United...

THE STREET PERFORMER

No one chooses to be bad. We all grew up as innocent children, discovering new things with wide eyes and awe.  And yet we diverge, some groups becoming better off and brighter, others facing restrictions...
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TABLE POLITICS: THE WOMAN

Progression is not always met with acceptance. Sometimes the odd feelings that come with changing culture must be fought and hope must flare in the darkest of unexplored corners.     A man and...

INTERCULTURAL CELEBRATIONS: HOLI

Reds, blues, greens, pinks. Forms of powder. Every color of the rainbow is thrown in the air by hands ready to interlock with one another regardless of race, ethnicity, gender or religion.   One of...
Mother Nature

GREEN, BLUE: EARTH

Earth. Green. Blue. Swirls of white. That’s how it’s seen from an outsider’s point of view. Our planet is the most vibrant of all in this solar system. It sustains life, a vast and subtle entity in our...

YOUR REFLECTION

I want you to go home today and do something for me. It’s not too big of a task, really. Unlock your front door, leave your stuff at a nearby table. Forget the buzzing phone and the ticking clock on the...