social good

How Protest Songs Have Moved Us to Agitate for Change in the World

The world of film and music has always been a part of the fabric of social change. It has the power to move us, challenge us and change us. In the 1960s and 1970s, a South African man, Steve Biko, was a vocal advocate of non-violent protest as a means to ending racial division in […]

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Sweet Potato Fries and the US Federal Budget

I know. You’re wondering, has she finally lost it. Because what on earth could the humble sweet potato possibly have to do with the US Federal Budget? Well, I’ll get there. But first…Some of you know I’m an Aussie. So my experiences with sweet potato have nothing to do with Thanksgiving or marshmallow (that’s a […]

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Do You Play Online Games?

I’m not a Farmville gal. I’ve got enough going on in one reality–another would be all too much. But I do like a quick game of Angry Birds in the doctor’s waiting room. And the number of hours I’ve spent playing Solitaire on my phone when I should be sleeping is just embarrassing. But when […]

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Why is it International Day of the Girl?

It’s International Day of the Girl because 77.6 million girls worldwide are not enrolled in school. It’s International Day of the Girl because in certain parts of the world, 1 in 7 girls are married before they turn 15. It’s International Day of the Girl because when a country educates 10% more of its girls, […]

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My Interview With Women Deliver: Because Women Really Do

Jill Sheffield, President and Founder of Women Deliver, as a young nurse in Kenya, met a woman who was 25. This woman had 11 pregnancies, and 6 living children. She was desperate to be able to take care of her body and have the health and strength to care for the children she had. It set […]

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Is Social Good Just Noise? Or Are We Really Doing Something?

Social media and technology don’t change the world. A phone doesn’t feed a hungry child. A tweet doesn’t save a mother from dying in childbirth. A Facebook page doesn’t overthrow dictators. And yet I’ve just spent three days immersed in the world’s biggest social good conversation at the Social Good Summit. I left reinforced in […]

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Why Social Good Summit is My Favorite Event of the Year

Three years in to the ground breaking event that is the Social Good Summit, I still pinch myself that I get to be a part of it! A host of conversations with world leaders, companies, nonprofits and representatives from various United Nations agencies opens up the world of the UN to the world via digital […]

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I’m Walking in Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in NYC Tonight!

You guys!!! Strut. The Fashionable Mom Show is at Lincoln Center in New York City tonight, and I’m in it! Egads! The theme is real mothers, wearing fabulous outfits styled by Rent the Runway! I went for my fitting on Friday afternoon and they are such a delightful team. Blaire, our show stylist is warm and practical […]

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Bloggers: You WANT To Do This! Join the Social Good Summit in NYC Sept 22-24!

I got to shake Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s hand at last year’s Social Good Summit. I’d like to write that in caps, but I don’t want you to think I’m shouting at you. I still freak out when I think about it. Desmond Tutu people!!! AMAZING. OK, now I’m shouting — but it’s the joyful kind :). […]

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$620 to Vaccinate Kids Using Only Your Time and Your Keyboard

I need your help with something really important. With five minutes of your time you can help me vaccinate a child in the developing world. For reals! Donors have given $200,000 Shot@Life’s Blogust: BlogRelay for Good. Every day in the month of August, a different blogger writes about how comments and their communities have supported them. The goal is to […]

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