New Infographic for Human Trafficking Awareness Month

January is for Creating Awareness What do you associate January with? Wicked Blizzards? New Year’s hangovers? Resolutions and their slam-dunk failures? Or do you see these things in a positive light–intricate snowflakes, new beginnings, and delightful challenges? Maybe you also see January as the time to share another Infographic for human trafficking awareness month.  …

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Six Steps to Advocating With Credibility: Sex Trafficking Statistics in the USA

What About The Facts? A few years ago I was reading about the globally misunderstood plight of women (learn more here) in the foundational book, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. Around the same time I had been reading Not For Sale; I noticed that the human trafficking statistics they listed worldwide…

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The Ice Cream Flavor Where We Are Moving (and It is Not Milwaukee)

A year ago, my husband received a call from an HR chick who had actually called him eight months earlier. It was about an opportunity in Milwaukee–yes, that frozen tundra–that had fallen off the radar. Very quickly, many seemingly perfect things fell into place and blocks dissolved away, which made it feel like it was just shy of…

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Action Idea: Pass This Stand-Alone Sex Trafficking Law

Today, with the Kids are Not For Sale Coalition, supporters all over Virginia are hoping to spread the word loud and clear: LET’S FINALLY PASS THIS! THERE ISN’T A STAND-ALONE SEX TRAFFICKING LAW IN VIRGINIA BUT WE NEED ONE!   Okay, be honest. Did you know that?   A few years back before our organization became NOVA…

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Memories From Sand: Making Christmas Meaningful

The Freak-Out   This week in December just FREAKS. ME. OUT.   All of the sudden the Christmas everything is happening: the parties, the presents, the paper reindeer from school, the tree trimming, the needing to buy not needed things for all the people, whilst drinking glassfuls of eggnog, wine, peppermint coffee and wassail to try…

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Christmas Expectations: What To Give To The Person Who Has It All

The Weight of Expectation   Once upon a time my husband didn’t give me a Christmas present, but after the holiday he brought me to the mall. He told me just to meander, walk around, pointing out what I liked. It was rather annoying because I would say “yes, yes, yes, I want this!” But…

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Ebola: Three Ways to Mitigate Your Worry

We aren’t fully panicking yet. But as an infected man went through our token international airport a few miles off, I am beginning to hear the stirring speculations: Is it possible that maybe Ebola carries through the air? Could these germs have flown up route 28, turned west on Waxpool, and hit the iPod-zoned-out jogger…

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