Girl Power

One of the many things that drew me to the Kibera Girls Soccer Academy’s success story is that Abdul understood that he needed to address the needs of the whole girl. Improvement in the classroom can happen faster if the girls feel embodied and if they have an outlet for their creativity. The sports, clubs […]

Pentecost Hope

This year I was hungry for Pentecost. I yearned for the story– a bunch of people in a room, speaking different languages yet understanding each other. Speaking our truth in our language and working toward understanding of the other is our work in the world, our community and our family. Pentecost fell on June 4, […]

For the Love of Soccer

The KGSA story was about soccer before it was about school. It makes sense to me that a successful girls’ soccer team became a successful girls’ school. Female athletes know all about work ethic and focus. They understand that they are stronger together, striving to overcome adversity as a unit. The school felt like a […]

Hauling Heavy Memories

So many of us reached a tipping point this past summer with racial tension, innocent death, and the important work of Black Lives Matter. I knew it was time to take more tangible steps toward knowledge and reconciliation. Where does my power live? What is my work to do? As I addressed in a previous […]

#30DaysFor30Girls

The notebooks are purchased. The buses are back out. It’s time for school. September is a magical month, filled with anticipation and excitement around freshly sharpened pencils and new learning. It could also be the month you decide to tangibly support a girl in Kenya to get a great high school education. Before I ever […]

Thriving Girls

As many of you know, I traveled to Kenya last summer and spent time at Kibera Girls Soccer Academy.  I am returning there in a few days. The school is an incredible place.  I told a version of their story on the TEDxSLC stage.  It is an honor to share it with you here: