Should we celebrate Human Rights Day?

Human Rights Day takes place every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day in 1948 when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).Since it's coming in three days, I found myself asking “Do I need a day to celebrate Human Rights?”. Honestly, in my opinion, we don’t need a day, but we should have it.The reason why I don’t feel the need for…

Reflections are More Than What You See

2017 has been filled with many wonderful things and some not so. During this time of year, I like to look back at all the things that have happened to me and try to learn from it. So here is what I have learned.Sometimes blessings are trials in disguise.This has taken me a long time to learn. Whenever we are faced with trials and hardships we always forget that learning is a stretching process.…

Lucy Siegle is a fashion insider that's here to help us air out some dirty laundry.

When I walk past a well-staged storefront, it's easy to feel like I'm part of the story. Like I'm the one on the boardwalk enjoying the sunshine, sipping lemonade, and giving a side wink to the boys playing beach volleyball. Like Isla Fisher in Confessions of a Shopaholic, the clothes begin to speak to me. It's a powerful connection.But recently, it's been different. My awareness has shifted a bit…

Know you're blessed. Join the fight.

2 PSLs, please!October is synonymous with Fall, Halloween, Pumpkin Spice Lattes, and food harvest - assuming you live in the wealthiest corners of the world. And if you live in the United States, then you're in the global upper-middle class. A study conducted by Pew Research in 2015 revealed that 88% of Americans rank in the financial elite on a global scale. It may not always feel like you'r…

Charlize Theron is making an impact... and so can you.

Charlize Theron was a welcomed figure at the Democratic Republic of the Congo for the opening of the  City of Joy. The center serves women survivors of gender violence in Bukavu, and was established by V-Day and the Foundation Panzi, with support from UNICEF. Photo/Paula AllenI do admire strong women. As a little girl, my eyes would sparkle with joy when the female hero would overc…

National Sewing Month: 3 Strands

September is National Sewing Month, Made for Freedom is celebrating it by highlighting our partners this month. This week our final blog for National Sewing Month we are featuring 3 Strands. In Cambodia women are making bracelets, cotton bags and more every day thanks to 3 Strands. In February 2011, Ken and Kris CEO of Apricot Lane met with Don and Bridget Brewster of Agape International Mis…