Why I Can't Answer "Where Are You From?"

“Hey, where are you from? Your accent…”People love to guess where I’m from, but the problem is, I don’t really have an answer to that question, and I’m pretty sure all Third Culture Kids (3CKs) don’t either.‘Third Culture Kid’ is a term usually applied to people that were raised outside their parents’ culture, and moved through more than one culture before they had time to develop their own cultural identity....more

The Little White Lie

THE LITTLE WHITE LIE: By Jenifer Eklund Maxson I was a Long Island girl born and bred, an early-vintage Baby Boomer, witness to the advent of Levittown, shopping malls, fast food chains and the Civil Rights movement. I remember being about 14, when my mother, having just returned from a week in Antigua with my dad, described the highlights of the trip. She mentioned that a “Negro” man had asked her to dance. “You know,” she said, “Negro people down in the islands aren’t the same as they are here. They have lots of pride....more
I understand as white people that this work is not easy for us but there is too much dismal ...more

Companies join global efforts to end violence against women

This post is a part of UN Women's 1,000 Days for Action on the Millennium Development Goals, a countdown to the MDG deadline on 5 April 2015. Read more here about the current status of MDGs on gender equality. ...more
UN_Women BlogHer you can read about our outreach in #India with Indian companies for ...more

How I Stopped My Grandmother from Ironing My Breasts

With long black hair, a slender body, and ebony skin, my cousin Aline’s beauty was obvious to every casual observer. She was pretty and intelligent. She had just turned twelve, and grandma kept an eye on her developing breasts and beauty. She kept saying Aline would soon start attracting men and get pregnant before getting married if nothing is done to those breasts. ...more
I am so happy that you were able to stand up for yourself and keep this from happening to you. I ...more

Smart Saltwater Aquarium Stocking

When you go to a pet store and see clown fish or anemones elegantly on display, do you consider their origins? As for almost all freshwater fish, they are bred in captivity, which is harder for some species than others. However, saltwater fish are a completely different story....more

If God Wrote Me a Letter

 …this is what it’d say.Dear Vicki,Hey!  So, look.  Your work on earth is passable.  You toe the line sometimes with the whole ‘cardinal sins’ thing, but on a sliding scale, it’s all good.I particularly like the flourishing touches you’re putting on that sarcasm habit you’ve been clinging to.  Very nice....more

The Importance of Educating Girls

Fifth grade class in Chuchoquesera, Peru...more

Walk To The Ashram

http://waltzinghorses.blogspot.com/2011/09/walk-to-ashram.html Temple/Historical Building  Jaipur, India...more

Sex Strike Brings Peace

Sex Strike Brings Peace: Whereas some cultures may not bend to this trend, many others could. See how these women empowered their men and their community. This also was successful in an attempt in Liberiahttp://u4ya.ca/blog/?p=5902They took a chance and really made a significant change..empowering their men and their community!Bravo Ladies! What brave women you are. Lorraine...more

30 Days on $30

Could you eat for thirty days with only thirty dollars?...more