Poisoned Water As Deterrent For Educating Girls

Education has always been looked at as the cornerstone of a child’s future. Most countries have the support to give children the education they need to succeed in the world. So imagine if your education was being sabotaged by radicals due to beliefs that girls should not be educated? In the northern province of Takhar, Afghanistan, 150 schoolgirls have been afflicted due to poisoned water. The cause?... read more

Six-Year Old Handcuffed For Throwing Tantrum

What would you do if you got a call saying that your child has been suspended for throwing a tantrum? Sound strange? It gets better. The child in question is Salecia Johnson, a 6 year old kindergartner from Georgia who threw a tantrum, shoved some books off the shelves which hurt the principal. This was thought as just cause to call the police and place the child in handcuffs! Are these people serious??... read more

Weight Gain Mandatory For Israeli Models? What a concept!

In light of the recent Ashley Judd article regarding body image, I thought it would be interesting to write about body image as it relates to the modeling industry and how it has affected the lives of young girls and how they perceive themselves because of it. Growing up in a country where being thin was considered the norm and anything more was subject to criticism, I would not realize the impact of this... read more