Aaron Goes to Church

I'm sitting across the street from where Jully's church is. I'm very nervous. It's the first time she will see me with my hair cut low. One look at me and she will know that I have black in me. Up to now she still thinks that I'm Asian and now she's going to find …

VP Kamala Harris’ Message

For over 30 years, Futures Without Violence has been providing groundbreaking programs, policies, and campaigns which empower individuals and organizations working to end violence against women and children around the world. It is a health and social justice nonprofit and its mission is to "heal those among us who are traumatized by violence today – and …

Out With Shiloh and Emily

"I wish I could stay for a while," Rachel said to her brother. They were outside on his porch. It was Saturday and she had brought her daughter, Emily to spend the day with him. "Why can't you?" he asked. She sighed. "I have to go grocery shopping, to the cleaners and then, I'm going …

Battered Women

Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS) is an organization dedicated to freeing and liberating women from violence and empowering the community through training and education programs. The organization has been providing counseling and healing spaces for victims of abuse for over 35 years and helping women to be strong and resilient through advocacy, law reform and …

Spousal Abuse

“When it comes to abuse, you believe there’s no way out. There is always help. There is always a way out.” ― Rev. Donna Mulvey It’s hard to believe that Christian women are in abusive marriages but it is true. “Bible verses are often used to justify domestic abuse, such as those that refer to male …

Avianna’s Interview

"Good evening and welcome to Insight Weekly. I'm your host, Bill Whitaker. This evening, I have a very special guest here with me. She recently won a humanitarian award for her work in Africa. She has appeared on numerous television shows, including CNN and BBC and in several magazines. She recently made TIME's list of …

The Beach

She ran all the way to the beach and didn't stop until she saw the silhouette of his house but instead of running up the stairs, she collapsed on the sand, the tears almost blinding her.  Why had she come here?  She should be as far from here as possible.  She had promised herself that …

Poverty’s Face

She stands there, a glaring reminder of the society oppresses her simply because she is a woman.  She stands there for all the world to see that Poverty is not invisible. It has a face.  It has a woman's face.  It has her face.   Traditional gender role is enforced on her which claims that her …

Changed

Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me. This was the prayer that changed Lisa's life. Before she prayed it one night in her room, she was a selfish person.  She went about her busy life, not having time for anyone. She went to church, yes, but she …

Promotion

She got the news that morning and as soon as she got back to her desk, she texted her boyfriend, Rob.  "I just got promoted to Managing Editor.  They absolutely loved the profile I did on Rosalind Spencer, the famous Haute Couture designer who recently launched her new cosmetic line. Let’s go out and celebrate tonight.  Pick me up at 7:45” …

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