On flaws, beauty and vulnerability {International Women’s Day 2014}

I recently turned thirty. The age of thirty often has an ominous sound to it. For whatever reason, society has turned the age of thirty into a turning point in a woman's life. Suddenly the fun and carefree twenties are over and we are now past our prime. And yet, why is it that I … Continue reading On flaws, beauty and vulnerability {International Women’s Day 2014}

International Woman’s Day – Why Girls?

It's no secret that I'm an advocate of girls and particularly girls education. An adolescent girl stands at the doorway of adulthood. If she stays in school, remains healthy, and gains skills, she will marry later, have fewer and healthier children, and earn an income that she’ll invest back into her family. We know that adolescent … Continue reading International Woman’s Day – Why Girls?