Posts Categorized: ONE

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For International Women’s Day: On Being a Woman in Agriculture

I’m never quite sure what to say when people ask me what it’s like to be a woman in agriculture. It’s a lot of things; which, I imagine, is akin to being a man in agriculture. It’s all at once easy, difficult, tiring, exhilarating, thankless, rewarding, frustrating, motivating and… overall, kind of awesome. Sometimes it’s… Read more »

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One Year Later + FashionABLE Celebrates Three!

Just over a year ago, when I stepped onto African soil for the first time, I didn’t know what to expect. What followed were ten days that still rank among the best in my life; not necessarily for what happened there, but for what has happened since. Shortly after we returned from Ethiopia we received… Read more »

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When Worlds Collide

Meet Mihret. One day last week this adorable little girl’s mom called me about buying feeder pigs. At the time, neither of us knew we had a reason to discuss Mihret. She’d seen an ad for the pigs, one not tied to our website, and I don’t make it a habit to screen potential pig… Read more »

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On Joy, Hunger & A Little Orange Super Hero

When I went in search of pictures for this post it’d been at least a month since the last time I’d so much as scrolled through the folders containing the images I captured in Ethiopia. I’d forgotten how much joy there was to be had there, how much the pictures bring me now.

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In It To End It: World Aids Day 12

For the next couple of weeks ONE is running a video campaign in honor of World Aids Day (which is officially today, December 1.) I’ve stepped outside of my comfort zone and made a quick video explaining why, though the fight against AIDs was not a particularly moving issue for me in the past, it… Read more »

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Putting It In Action: Lobbying with ONE

One of my biggest fears coming back from Ethiopia was that I wouldn’t be able to do something of worth with what I’d learned. You travel halfway around the world and have this tremendous, life-changing experience and then when you return home it’s not always immediately evident how you can incorporate that experience into your… Read more »

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On Loss and The Fear of Forgetting

You know the fog that sets in during the weeks surrounding the funeral of someone so close to you a piece of your identity depends on their existence in the world? That odd, intangible, and indescribable feeling you’ve lost something far greater than the person? Something you can’t quite put your finger on; something in… Read more »

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ONE + Ethiopia: The Quick-and-Dirty Guide

Today, something really exciting is happening for both ONE and myself. Our local newspaper, The Lansing State Journal, is featuring a front page story about ONE, my work with them, and our trip to Ethiopia. Front page! So, with apologies to those regular readers who have seen all of this before, I want to give… Read more »

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“You See Something That You Can’t Unsee.”

This post has been sitting in draft for weeks, since the first days I was home, but I’ve struggled to form the words around the picture that I’ve wanted to share with you most of all. She was the single most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen in my life at a time when I was… Read more »