April 27, 2017

Photo credit: Sarah Yap (@smallgirlbigtravels)

Ethiopia is not an easy place to love. From the moment I touched down in Addis Ababa and was bodily pushed out of the airport door by a security guard, my impression of the country was damaged. Then, as we traveled out to n...

April 26, 2017

Longing to travel? You're not alone. According to the UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organization), "International tourist arrivals worldwide grew by 4% between January and June 2016 compared to the same period last year."

For many, travel is more than a dream, it'...

April 9, 2017

When we left for this trip back in January, traveling to Costa Rica, Bali, and now India, we also moved out of our place and put everything into storage. While we were packing, I came across a random unused mala I had, and asked my boyfriend, Jimmy, if he wanted to bri...

March 23, 2017

Spring in the northern woodlands is a very sudden thing. One day the snow is flurrying through the air and the next day leaves and flowers are bursting out of every inch of the forest. While the rest of the country has been harvesting dandelions and morels for weeks, w...

March 22, 2017

Photo credit: James Morgan

James and I had scheduled a BlueBird to take us a little ways. We usually walk if it's under 2 or 3 miles, but we had further to go. What we think is our cab pulls up and we get in. We quickly realize it's someone else's cab, simultaneously re...

February 4, 2017

Photo: By Oxfam East Africa - New arrivals wait to get processed, CC BY 2.0,

Pennsylvania's capitol, Harrisburg, will be back in the spotlight this weekend with another rally. Harrisburg, a city that is vibrant with restaurants and annual festivals, is carving a place i...

February 2, 2017

What is it with all of these groundhogs in Pennsylvania trying to predict the weather? I grew up in Ontario, Canada, where we had Wiarton Willie. He would predict the weather for us and that was nice! We lived in a different country, the weather in Wiarton was differen...

January 29, 2017

My grandmother’s grandparents ( or something like that ) come from a farm at the edge of nowhere. I went to visit once, six hours north of Chicago. Standing out front, an expanse of open nothingness as far as I could see. We could have left the car running in the cente...

January 29, 2017


Mary Beth, Baltimore, MD

Voted in 2016 Election

What are some of the key issues that concern you in regards to women?

Health care/reproductive rights and workplace equality.

First off, pregnancy should not be considered a pre-existing condition and in...

January 27, 2017


Melinda Baxter, Woolwich, ME

Voted in 2016 Election

What inspired you to go?

Feeling incredulous about Trump's election and the hate speech and rhetoric of his campaign, I felt like my voice, and my 12 year old daughter's voice, needed to be heard. I...

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