Category Archives: Travel

Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections

I’m going with something completely different this week. This isn’t film, it’s not even with my professional digital camera. This was taken with my point and shoot camera in the mirror.

I am Abigail. You are Abigail. Every one of us is Abigail…

Abigail was an orphan in West Point, Liberia. At six, she was left with prostitutes. She learned to work the streets in order to get access to drinking water and food. Education was not an option.

Then Abigail met Katie Meyler, the founder of More Than Me, an organization dedicated to getting girls off the streets and into schools. Katie and Abigail became fast friends, and More Than Me has raised the money to put Abigail through school. She is learning to bake, and aspires to one day be a Senator, so she can, in turn, help other girls like her.

Why are we also “Abigail”?

Abigail could be you. Abigail could be your sister, your niece, your student, or your neighbor. Remember, we live in a global community; there is no “me” without “we”, Abigail is because you are, and you are because Abigail is.

Join the community. When you’ve done that, help the community grow by spreading our story. And most of all, get inspired.

Vote, we have until December 4th to generate as many votes as humanly possible!

What would it look like to have all children safe and in schools and fed?

Love and light to each and every one of you

xox

 

I’m Abigail, You’re Abigail, We’re Abigail!

Meet Abigail.

Abigail was an orphan in West Point, Liberia. You may have read her letter in a previous article here on the Huffington Post. At six, she was left with prostitutes. She learned to work the streets in order to get access to drinking water and food. Education was not an option.

Then Abigail met Katie Meyler, the founder of More Than Me, an organization dedicated to getting girls off the streets and into schools. Katie and Abigail became fast friends, and More Than Me has raised the money to put Abigail through school. She is learning to bake, and aspires to one day be a Senator, so she can, in turn, help other girls like her.

More Than Me has been entered in a competition where they could potentially win a million dollars. That is a lot of money and could build schools to help even more girls get off the streets and into school. It’s true what they say, empower a girl and you’re empowering the community.

Meet Abigail and Katie here.

And you can vote now here. It only takes a few seconds.

Spread the word!

Make a difference and do something that’s more than you and more than me!

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Green

All three shots were taken on my month long volunteering trip to Cambodia. These shots were captured on the Angkor Archaeological Park. The first image is of Banteay Srei, also known as The Lady Temple, it is a temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. The second image is of one of the great Angkor gates and the third shot was taken on a hike while visiting Kbal Spean, the sacred riverbed carvings also known as The River of a Thousand Lingas.

When I think of green, I think of lush vegetation, trees and nature. Cambodia definitely has that. I am so very fortunate to have spent such time there and I can not wait to go back, not only to the trees and the nature, but to the people too.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Renewal

 

Renewal is another theme that can be interpreted in so many ways.

I took this photo in Bali, Indonesia last summer. It is one of my favourite photos. While in Bali I went through experiences that renewed me spiritually, renewed my connection to people and the earth. Frangipani, the flower in this photo is a very strong scented flower that is used in many ways throughout southeast Asia. In India frangipani is a symbol of immortality because of its ability to produce leaves and flowers even after it has been lifted out of the soil. It is able to renew itself even when disconnected from its source. In Indonesia, a single frangipani held with the fingertips is a way of recognising the Supreme God Sanghyang Widi Wasa who is symbolised by the daily rising of the sun. Renewal.