for such a time as this

Image from Huffington Post As an American citizen, the bulk of my education revolved around our country's history. We started at the beginning--or at least, what we were told was the beginning: Christopher Columbus discovers America. The Pilgrims come for religious freedom.  Did you know they became friends with the Native Americans on Thanksgiving?! Soon … Continue reading for such a time as this

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Guest Post: Some Thoughts From a Former Charlottesville Resident

 Many of you may remember my friend Ben, politics and journalism extraordinaire!  He was kind enough to offer to write a guest post for my blog this week regarding the recent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Read his article below--if you have any questions, feel free to contact me.  I lived in Charlottesville, Virginia … Continue reading Guest Post: Some Thoughts From a Former Charlottesville Resident

A Time to Mend

A single man in possession of a good fortune may be in want of a wife, but he may not realize that the wedding industry kind of sucks. That fortune is going to come in handy, Mr. Bingley. If you follow me on Twitter or are #blessed enough to know me IRL, you know that … Continue reading A Time to Mend

Land of the Free

My first real introduction to politics was the year 2000. I was eight years old. Our teacher had just given a lesson about the two presidential candidates: George W. Bush and Al Gore. He then handed us a worksheet with a short, kid-friendly version of each candidate's platform. I didn't know anything about those two men, … Continue reading Land of the Free

Modern-Day Abolitionists

This post is written by Xan, who I am honored and blessed to call one of my very best friends. She is also one of the kindest souls you will ever meet. When I asked if she would be interested in writing a blog post, she decided to write about human trafficking, a global crisis … Continue reading Modern-Day Abolitionists