Stories about Russia

Shoot like a Girl | Prayer (#31days)

Day 24: St Petersburg, Russia. I met her in 2007 at Orphanage 2. People said it was the best place for the discarded to live, because the director there...

Hey Andre, I’m sorry.

I first met you in 2007. The room at Orphanage #2 was crowded and stuffy, and there were new shoes everywhere. You waited patiently as each child was seated...

Lights and Baskets and Broken Things.

I snuggle under the warm quilt as the day breaks outside, and my mind drifts in a sleepy, still jetlagged fog to another world. The cold outside and Christmas...

Tick-tick-tick. There is life here.

The metronome ticks. St Petersburg is alive. The sun rose over the Niva River as we journeyed to Orphanage 60 to speak to teens preparing for graduation. 60 is...

Make Her Brave

A song of seagulls. A song about freedom. Sung by a girl with a heart so bound by fear and pain. Our day began with a special opportunity to...