And Yet We Rise (One Woman Can Change the World)

May 12

Hey there. If you are here right now, it’s likely because you watched my Wednesday storytime on either Facebook or Instagram. And I’m glad you’re here. I’ve shared the excerpt from One Woman Can Change the World below, along with photos of Fuego and Acatenango.

You can purchase One Woman Can Change the World wherever books are sold.


If you look on the back of the Guatemalan fifty-cent piece, you’ll find a flower. It represents beauty, art, and peace. Its name is Monja Blanca, “White Nun,” a rare orchid so named because it looks like a holy woman kneeling in prayer, the brilliant white blooms contrasting with the purple flowers of the orchids around it. I love the story so much that I collect the coins every time I visit the country just so I’ll have them to share the story of Monja Blanca’s glorious…

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