The Latitude Lottery

  The cold, bare, concrete floors, rows of basic metal-framed beds and thin mattresses with waxy sheets of fabric used as covers or blankets, the buzz of flies and mosquitoes as they come through the open windows, and the cries of unsettled babies echoing down the damp, unlit corridors. As I walked through the maternity unit … Continue reading The Latitude Lottery

A Vaccine For Violence

“We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.” ― Franklin D. Roosevelt “I do not miss childhood, but I miss the way I took pleasure in small things, even as greater things crumbled. I could not control the world I was in, could not walk … Continue reading A Vaccine For Violence

The Rise of the Smart Girl

Over the past few years I've become increasingly aware of a positive shift in how women are perceived within pop culture, on social networking and within society as a whole. Every day I can see more and more positive role models for young women within the media and on newsreels and on the covers of … Continue reading The Rise of the Smart Girl