This is the second part of our 3 part series! If you haven't read the first post, check it out here After almost seven years in the Middle East, Denise Smith came back to the US searching for identity and purpose. She finally found a place that felt like home to her when she started … Continue reading Peace of Thread: Giving A Voice to the Refugee Women of Clarkston Pt. 2
One of the core values of Peace of Thread is “we sew and mend, not only physically, but emotionally and spiritually as well.” Peace of Thread hires local refugee women, teaches them the skill of sowing, and offers them community and resources. We had the privilege of spending a day with Denise Smith, the founder … Continue reading Peace of Thread: Giving a Voice to the Refugee Women of Clarkston. Pt. 1
fem·i·nism noun "the advocacy of women's rights on the basis of the equality of the sexes." Sometimes when I speak on feminism, I feel as though people are actually hearing me say "I hate men", but I don't. As women, I believe that we have a lot to educate people on about gender expectations, but … Continue reading Gender Equality: For Men Too?
"People are like the ocean, you cannot know them by their surface." -Beau Taplin Simone Stevens is a small framed professional dancer with a giggly laugh and the most joyful personality. She is interested in anthropology and cultural backgrounds, and Simone herself has ancestors from Spain, France, and the Cherokee Native American tribe. She has been dancing since … Continue reading Beneath the Surface: Interview with Simone Stevens
“Tell me three things you are thankful for.” Jordan Watson sat across from me and a couple of other girls sprawled across her living room floor. We had been sitting there for hours, talking, but the conversation had become pretty dark. We all recently found ourselves in the same sort of uncomfortable place in life, … Continue reading The Practice of Thankfulness