It is a story of a young girl bewildered and hurt by disappointment, fearing for her safety and well-being, who found her spirit renewed and her hope restored because of the care she received while at Hillsides.
Mocha-Chino, a beautiful pup from New Jersey, celebrates a not so celebratory milestone this month: three years living in a dog shelter.
Croatia is just a small sample of the world we live in. The world that needs to wake up to both its beauty and and its inner power, and to stand up against those who are mismanaging its resources and abundance of wealth.
Human nature is human nature, and people with firm beliefs will push back defensively if they feel threatened. The heavy-handed approach often doesn't work.
As I entered college I realized I needed to use my voice, get to know who that boy I thought was cute really was, his morals, values and most of all his intentions. I also learned that this takes time, a valuable lesson every girl must understand.
She was around 20, when she received a new communication device, a sophisticated system that came with hundreds of short phrases, as well as an alphabet with word prediction software.
Fifteen years ago, I began a journey of unknown destination. Last week, we celebrated that journey -- and the many people who have journeyed with us.
The panicked decision by the government of India to ban a BBC documentary on the infamous 2012 gang rape of a 23-year-old woman, claiming it must do so to protect women in India, demonstrates that "protective" measures by governments actually hurt women.
The first time I learned that gender could be fluid was in sex ed in the 9th grade. I remember the teacher mumbling under her breath that some people don't identify their gender with the biological sex they were born with.
Women still face many health problems and we must re-commit to addressing them. Here are ten of the main issues that keep me awake at night.
Over the past few years, the Global Philanthropy Forum (GPF) has worked to highlight mechanisms for equipping current and future generations with the skills needed to enter the global workforce.
The Lahore Literary Festival is precisely a symbol of a battle, paying ode to devoted individuals, giving people cause and platform to believe that they can begin a conversation sharing their literary achievements, rather than the common defensive approach against terrorism.
"Kundalini yoga teaches you how to understand your relationship with the world. We can say a thousand times, "We are one." But saying is not believing and believing it, is not actualizing it in your life.
One afternoon last month a man fell out of a dilapidated taxi near Monrovia. He seemed unwell and confused. Two young men nearby ran to the man, picked him up and put him back into the car. The taxi drove away, and the young men disappeared into the crowded streets.
Imagine spending hours every day cooking your family's food over an open fire, your eyes burning and lungs struggling from the constant smoke. Then imagine spending additional hours, often in the dark of dawn or dusk, searching for the fuel needed to start cooking again.
There is no word in English or in any language that I've found for parents who bury their children. It is not because the concept does not exist, but rather because such an act is against the natural order of events. It is not supposed to happen.
On February 25, the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders held its second National Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Community Google+ Hangout.
I thought I could make a real impact on a foreign healthcare system for an incredibly marginalized population in a developing country -- me, the one who had probably never experienced anything on a remotely soul-challenging level in her entire life.