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ATL: Acceptance, Tolerance, Love

Click here to see the Gallery of Photos: The infamous Westboro Baptist Church has been hanging around Atlanta the past 2 days.  These are the folks who hold hate-filled signs at military funerals, Jewish community centers, and high schools all over the nation. Grady High School student Becca Daniels wanted...

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Graduation Celebration

Wow.  The past two years have been intense.  Filled with so many changes.  I moved twice. I worked 4 different jobs and 2 different internships.  I went to school. I took 18 classes.  I got married.  We started a business.  The business grew (and grew!).  I found my birthmother… and...

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CARE: Share Your Heart

Click Here for the Photo Gallery. CARE is an amazing organization that I have been fortunate to intern at since August.  What does CARE do?  Here’s our mission statement: Our mission is to serve individuals and families in the poorest communities in the world. Drawing strength from our global diversity,...

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Athena’s Warehouse

Athena’s Warehouse is an Atlanta-based non-profit group that provides low-income high school girls with prom dresses. Our goal is to show both girls and women that females can empower each other through personal support and public service. Our icon, Athena, embodies strength, equality, and heroic endeavor; she is accompanied by...

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Kiva Loans Update

It’s hard to see how much a little effort adds up overtime – especially when you’re talking about donating amounts as small as $25. We started lending three years ago but things really picked up when we decided to donate 10% or $25 of all photography proceeds (whichever is greater)....

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STIR IT 28: Food Bloggers Align for Haiti Relief

Click Here for the STIR IT 28: Atlanta Photo Gallery I was fortunate enough to photograph STIR IT 28. Below is the event description by Bren Herrera (one of the key organizers): …two other bloggers, Chrystal over at The Duo Dishes and Courtney at Coco Cooks, and myself have organized what we...

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Kiva.org Micro-Lending

We’ve been ‘donating’ to Kiva.org since May of 2008 (see here). For those who have no idea what micro lending is, the main concept is that in developing (third world) nations, the people who need loans the most, are unable to get them because they do not have the credit/collateral...

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My Letter to Congress

Dear Congress, I am a 28-year-old graduate student living in Atlanta, GA. I grew up reading books – hundreds of books, because I loved to read. My family was middle-class, but not wealthy. They couldn’t afford to buy all the books I wanted to read, so I got my books...

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Education

“Men take it for granted that their sexual organs can greatly increase in size and then become small again without being ruined.  If obstetricians (and women) could understand that women’s genitals have similar abilities, episiotomy and laceration rates in North America might go down overnight.”  – Ina May Gaskin, midwife...

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Public Health Final

NPU-V Final from LeahAndMark.com on Vimeo. Ha, I’m such a nerd that I’m posting my final project for my “Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health” class.  We were supposed to look at social determinants of health in Neighborhood Planning Unit V, a primarily low-income, African American section in south...

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When Working Isn’t Working – Part II

So let’s say a single mom with 2 kids in DeKalb County finds one job that pays $11.00/hour and another job paying $7.50/hour.  She has to work both jobs full-time.  She has one child in elementary school and one child in daycare.  She works 80 hours a week.  She rarely...

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