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Pop Culture

Kickstartable: The Ricefield Collective

This Kickstarter project will warm your heart. Well, technically, it will warm your head and your neck. But really, your heart too.

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Persephone Pioneers

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 […]

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Persephone Pioneers

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 […]

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Life

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 […]

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Life

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.