International Women’s Day 2022

Ever wondered how International Women's Day began? Well, the woman behind the annual day of recognition of women was Theresa Malkiel, a Russian-born Jewish woman living in New York City. As head of the Woman's National Committee of the Socialist Party of America (SPA), she established an annual National Woman's Day which was the precursor to International Women's Day. Theresa …

Tough Times

Photo by Roger Bultot "How's it going, Joni?" Radica asked me as we stood outside of the antique shop. I look at her.  How would she react if I were to tell her that in exchange for free rent I’m having sex with my landlord?  I’ve no choice.  I’m a single mother.  I can’t lose …

Dinner on the Boat

"What's that you're drinking?" "Pickle Juice." "Pickle Juice?" "Yes. Want some?" She made a face. "No, thank you!" "It's good for you, you know. I've been drinking it for years. Athletes drink it." "What's it good for?" "I can give you ten good reasons. It soothes muscle cramps. It helps you stay hydrated. It’s a …

At the Pub With Boris

Tulia was waiting in the lobby for Boris when he got there. She smiled when she saw him. "Hi." "Hi." He held the door open for her and they stepped went outside into the crisp night air. The pub was a ten minute walk from where they lived. It was as lively as usual. They …

Amos’ Story

People who are homeless are not social inadequates. They are people without homes - Sheila McKechnie  My name is Amos.  I became homeless because an untreated bipolar disorder.  I lost my job and ended up on the streets.  I was afraid to go to a shelter because I heard so many stories of how dangerous …

Sin or Die

I lost my husband but God is here to take care of me. Geeta was married to an abusive man who was also a drunkard.  He earned 200 rupies per day from a manual labor job but gave her only 20 rupies per day to buy and cook food.  He spent most of his earnings on …

Women and Money

I thought it would be interesting to find out some facts about women and money especially as I used to spend, spend, spend money on clothes, shoes, books and Bibles.  I have so many Bibles.  The clothes I bought I had to donate because they couldn't fit me.  I had to get new clothes when …

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