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Sex Trafficking 101

Posted October 21, 2012 By Elisa

A Sexy Cause On the 21st of each month, Steph at Encouraged in Heart has been writing a series on the injustice of Human Trafficking, or modern slavery, in support of a great organization, the A21 Campaign. As part of this, she has asked me to share with you on what Sex Trafficking actually is […]

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When Avilynne Turned Five (And Others Didn’t)

Posted August 20, 2012 By Elisa

Avilynne Achieved the Awesome Age of Five! Yesterday my daughter, Avi,turned five years old. She had a birthday party, but because a 20% chance of precipitation is such a very high likelihood, we got rained out before the party really got rolling. We tried to sing to her in the key of E (which wasn’t […]

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Comments: Easy Button Activism Have you ever raised $300 for charity by pretty much doing nothing? In the first 1/2 of Blogust you could raise that much money. And, as the month of August is only 1/2 way through, you can raise that much through the rest of the month too! Honestly, Blogust is an […]

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Essay: The Slaves of Today

Posted May 10, 2012 By Elisa

This guest post is by Kit, a blogger for Readingteen.net. Kit usually reviews young adult books, but attempted to tackle the subject of human trafficking for an assignment. I love Kit’s use of stories in her essay. I might often write about human trafficking, but I am guilty of rarely paying tribute to real people’s […]

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Malaria 101

Posted April 26, 2012 By Elisa

World Malaria Day Every year on this designated day (April 25th), we are reminded that malaria still exists. I have had a few friends who have caught malaria overseas, convincing me that it is nothing I’d want to contract. But, horrifyingly, an African child has a bout with malaria an average of 1.6 to 5.4 […]

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International Women’s Day 2012

Posted March 7, 2012 By Elisa

So this day which is yearly acknoledged, is here once again. March 8th: International Women’s Day. We celebrate it because women are so often not celebrated. In fact, they are the most oppressed group on earth. Why women? Women are 1/2 the population of the world. Women are sold, bought and used. In homes, in […]

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What is Famine? Defining Hunger Around the World

Posted February 28, 2012 By Elisa

It seems there are endless famines. And they only occur in Africa. But, no, there are not endless famines. And no, they don’t only occur in Africa. (But we should probably remember that Africa is actually pretty big. Really big and mostly very, very poor.) Source: beautiful-afrique.tumblr.com via ElisaAverageAdvocate on Pinterest   Actually, the most […]

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AIDS/HIV 101: Why Should I Care?

Posted December 1, 2011 By Elisa

Why should we care about AIDS? I was trying to figure out when I started caring about AIDS. I think I knew someone with AIDS briefly, as a kid, before he passed on. I definitely didn’t care about that person. But I’ve never really known someone with the disease. Most of us probably haven’t known […]

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Blog Action Day 2011: Food For Hunger

Posted October 16, 2011 By Elisa

Food For Hunger Last year it was water. This year it is food. I’m wondering if next year will be air? Are we covering the fundamental elements for survival? Regardless, today thousands of bloggers (those people who have so much to say for so few to read) are coming together for Blog Action Day 2011. […]

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Are you a woman? Do you like women? I am making a wild guess that anyone who reads this would likely answer yes to at least one of these two questions in some way or another. I do wonder, though, how much we grasp about the plight of women. Of course, ya, we know about […]

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