On my last Sunday in Malawi, my friend Tom invited me to see his house and meet his family. Tom is a security guard at the compound where I live, and he also works as a tailor; we international volunteers have gotten to know him as we discuss designs of skirts and take measurements for … More Malawi: You can laugh. You can cry. But you cannot be indifferent.
I saw this TEDTalk on Facebook today, and it really resonated with me–so much that I had to share it. I’ve been thinking a lot about vulnerability, connections, love, and belonging lately, and Brené Brown, a researcher-storyteller (she explains the term in the talk, so cool!) nails it. She talks about the courage to be … More The courage to be imperfect