Hello, blog friends. It's been a while. This season of life is not lending itself to blogging. I've found myself needing to live and process these days apart from the internet, and several other good and important things have been claiming my time and energy. I hope to be back sooner rather than later, but I don't yet know when that will be.
In the meantime, I've had opportunities to share about One Dress. One Year. in a few other places. Earlier this month, Brooklyn Lindsey shared her space with me, inviting me to guest post on her Justice Movement blog.
My justice journey began with a walk to the mailbox. Beads of sweat trickled down my forehead as the Florida summer sun beat down on me. I was in middle school, and as I flipped through the stack of mail, I had no idea that my life was about to change.
At the bottom of the pile was a magazine for me. It was the July 2008 issue of Brio magazine for teen girls. The cover story was about Natalie Grant and what she was doing to help fight human trafficking. Until that day, I’d thought that slavery had disappeared with the civil war. I was shocked to find out just how wrong I was and just how many people were still enslaved. Continue Reading . . .
Instead, my "failure" reminded me that it isn't my job to save the world. It taught me that my worth is not in what I do . . . These days, life looks a little different than it did in high school. About a year ago, I was diagnosed with late-stage Lyme disease. My energy is extremely limited, and I'm finding that it's hard to do anything heroic when I can barely get up off the couch some days. Continue Reading . . .
Finally, several months ago, I was given an opportunity to fly to Canada and do an interview with 100 Huntley Street. (I also got to see Niagara Falls. In case the photo at the top doesn't convince you, well, let me just say that it was a good trip.) That aired a few weeks ago and is now online.