Kavita Ramdas: An Extraordinary Leader

It’s not every day that you get the chance to meet someone who is an inspiration to turn your life upside down and chase your dreams of making the world a better place. Several months ago, I did just that when I was virtually introduced to Kavita Ramdas by her cousin, who’s a close friend of mine. Kavita is a scholar, mother, advocate, and innovator. She is an international leader in the struggle for women’s rights and social change who has been on the front lines for the whole of her professional career with a passion for feminism since childhood.

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Persephone Pioneers: Jimmie Briggs

Jimmie Briggs is someone who has devoted the better part of his life to giving a voice to those who are disenfranchised and often go unheard or misrepresented. As a journalist and activist, he has focused his work on examining child warfare and the circumstances that lead to children being forcefully or desperately recruited into conflict, slavery and trauma. Read More Persephone Pioneers: Jimmie Briggs

Women of the Revolution

A woman’s role in the Middle East has never been so multi-faceted. Wife, mother, worker, revolutionary”¦As videos and photos pour in from this week’s round of demonstrations we’re seeing women marching step for step alongside their male compatriots. In Yemen, a traditionally conservative country, hundreds of protesters turned out to stage a successful sit in for female activist leader Tawakkol Karman. Read More Women of the Revolution

The Luxury of Clean, Safe Water

This morning was like any other weekday morning of late. I woke up to my toddler’s request of “Milky! Movie! Milky! Movie!” and stumbled downstairs to comply. I poured my son a cup of rice milk (water-based), set the coffee pot to brew (6 cups of water), and turned on the TV. Read More The Luxury of Clean, Safe Water