Stories about Celebrate One Woman

You are the Best Story.

Two years ago, I sent out an Instagram love note to strangers, hoping someone would accept my invitation for a cup of coffee. No one did. Two years ago, I...

Shoot Like a Girl | As You Are

She said, “Show them you as you are – behind the words and the images.” The “she” is my friend, Migdalia. We’ve been together since the early ‘80s, and we’ve...

When I Want to Know it All

Eight years ago, I received news that I was not going to Honduras because of a political crisis in that country. I was heartbroken, angry, ready for God to...

Behind the Iron Gates. Monja Blanca.

There would be little time for names or stories that day. But there would be faces of the little ones with shaved heads and hollow eyes. There would be...

Joy Story

What she witnessed fueled a fire in Joy's heart - a fire that would change her life forever. "My friend and I talked often about how we wanted to...

Where Laughter Has Lived

Age is such a tricky beast when culture defines beauty as what used to be. The reality of my five decades is that a lot of good and hard...

Shoot like a Girl | You

Day 46: In my bathroom. I stood in front of the bathroom mirror, all the beautiful trappings scattered about on the counter below me. There I was in flannels...

Speaking with a Dialect.

She stood in the kitchen, reading a single chapter of a book by Chuck Colson. Bianca was obliging me as I prepared to return to Romania, a country still...

Hey Little Love.

A story to celebrate International Women's Day. Mine. It was written two years ago, as I learned to embrace the girl I once was and the girl I am now....
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