No one has ever become poor from giving. ~Anne Frank

2013: The Year of The Woman

  • Posted on: 15 September 2013
  • By: Buy the change

Due to social media, the increase of emerging female leaders/entrepreneurs and the rise in advocates and activists, the awareness and advancement of global women’s issues has been unprecedented in 2013. In fact, many in this community are calling this the year of the woman. Let’s hope this is the case.

The unifying themes for women's issues are...

Behind the Scenes Photo Shoot

  • Posted on: 4 September 2013
  • By: Buy the change

We thought we’d take you behind the scenes of a photo shoot today & share some outtakes with you. We photographed on the grounds of Monroe Community College in Monroe Michigan, on a gorgeous sunny day. It is so much fun to get outside in the sunshine with our products and see how beautiful they really are. It makes us so...

Change-Makers – Malala Yousafzai

  • Posted on: 26 August 2013
  • By: Buy the change

“Terrorists thought that they would change my aims and stop my ambitions, but nothing changed in my life except this -- weakness, fear and hopelessness died, strength, power and courage was born." –Malala Yousafzai

At the age of eleven, Malala wrote for the BBC under a pseudonym. In her articles, she detailed the life of a girl under the Taliban rule, their attempts to take control of the Swat valley (where she lived) and her views on promoting education for girls. At the time, Taliban-led militants were taking over the Swat Valley, banning television, music, girls’ education, and women from going shopping.

A year later, her life was...

15 Ways to Show Kindness

  • Posted on: 19 August 2013
  • By: Kari hughes

It is impossible to overestimate the power of kindness in today’s hectic world. Often kindness is simply the way you show up in your day, how you interact with people. Other times it is the things you choose to do, or not do; say, or not say. Small acts of kindness are just as important as large ones, often even better. We are each one person with the same 24 hours. We cannot...

The U.S. Take a Big Step Towards Ending Violence Against Women and Girls

  • Posted on: 12 August 2013
  • By: Buy the change

On Friday, August 9, 2013, the U.S. government released a report titled, United States Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Gender-Based Violence. The report is a result of an Executive Order issued by President Obama addressing this important issue that affects one in three girls worldwide. The strategy it details puts the weight of United State’s foreign policy and international assistance behind ending the global epidemic of gender-based violence.

According to a statement released by...