20 Ways to Limit Your Plastic Use

Take a look at your surroundings. Unless you’re hiking in the mountains, chances are you can spot something made of plastic. We use plastic in so many ways, often without realizing just how much. But it’s literally all around us; our water bottles, bags, even our clothes.

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Why It’s Time to Prioritize Reducing Your Plastic Waste

For the most part, we all know how extensive worldwide plastic use is and many dangerous issues surrounding this plastic use. But what needs to be focused on is what is truly being done about it, who is doing it and why isn’t more being done in this time of environmental crisis. Specifically, the United…

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The Beginning of My Spiritual Journey

Standing before a statue of the Hindu God, Ganesha, looking at my brothers in borrowed skirts and the bindis on all of our foreheads, I had no idea what to pray for. Am I allowed to pray for anything to this God I don’t know? I looked at the locals in the temple with their…

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Courage Under Fire

It’s memorial weekend and some friends had been over earlier for a girls’ night. Two girls are now sleeping in their bed upstairs and one starts to dream of a barbecue. Maybe it’s the smell that influences the dream or maybe it’s just a subconscious feeling. Either way it was enough to wake her up…

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I Stand Like a Woman

Interested in women’s reproductive and sexual rights in the indigenous Maasai culture? Or their economic development and gender roles based in Tanzania? Here is a research paper and narrative based on my interviews with Tanzanian women and those involved in the Tanzanian organization, TEMBO. Gender inequality has been around for as long as we know.…

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