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Light for Light: An Update

One of the cool things about this writer/farmer/photographer life is that — aside from raising pigs and producing food for Michigan families, which is something I love and am passionate about in and of itself — I also get to use my talents for issues […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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? […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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