A New Bottom Line

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

Prayers for Peace Book

Prayers for Peace by Robyn Short, Available on Amazon Peace is possible. In fact, if we are to survive as a human species on this planet, peace is inevitable. A friend once said, “It always gets complicated before it gets simple.” The state of our human existence confirms this truth. We have complicated this humanREAD MORE

#MeToo: Re-traumatizing Ourselves for the Sake of Educating Men

By Robyn Short Just over a week ago, the hashtag #MeToo began trending. I first saw it on my facebook wall. I immediately felt myself withdraw. I felt the all-too familiar shame many women associate with their memories and experiences of sexual assault and abuse. My most salient memories, the memories where my life wasREAD MORE

Why Wonder Woman Is the Most Important Film of 2017

The age of Trump has brought fear into the hearts of women across America. Never in our wildest imaginations did millions of American women believe that our country would elect a man who had admitted and joked about sexually assaulting women to the most powerful position in our government. Never did we imagine that weREAD MORE

The Fruits of Labor

For the past six days, we have covered hundreds of miles of Rwandan countryside visiting genocide memorial sites and NGOs that serve vulnerable populations still struggling to recover from the events of 1994. Everywhere we went we saw women laboring in farms and carrying mass amounts of their harvest in bags and baskets on theirREAD MORE

The Women of Rwanda

Before traveling to Rwanda, I read Jennie Burnet’s brilliantly researched book, Genocide Lives in Us: Women, Memory, and Silence in Rwanda which provides detailed accounts of personal narratives of the women who survived the Rwanda genocide along with insights into the challenges and difficulties many of them have faced in post-genocide Rwanda. Their stories areREAD MORE