March 14, 2016
In this two-part series, PhillyVoice explores the journey of two women - Michele Lawrence and Lorina Marshall-Blake - holding leadership positions at major companies and within their churches as women of the pulpit.
January 27, 2016
Conversations with kids: older sibling, bigger responsibility
January 18, 2016
Syreeta Martin explains how getting bogged down in our long-term dreams - rather than focusing on our purpose and living in the moment - can be detrimental to our happiness.
December 13, 2015
It’s no secret that although Philadelphia is the nation’s fifth largest city, inhabited largely by people of color, the spaces filled by decision-makers and power players don’t always reflect that diversity.
November 25, 2015
There’s really no way to prepare a little girl for the day when one of their peers will look at them and say, “I’m going to rape you” as though it was well…normal.
In the U.S. we’ve come to recognize the importance of educating our children on the dangers of such things, and providing them with resources and support. Unfortunately, there’s still much work to be done.
November 5, 2015
There’s no doubt that so many stones have been thrown at you that you could build a mansion. My hope is that this letter serves as a door.
November 3, 2015
As a millennial, I recognize the gift of being born into this generation and the responsibilities that come with it--like the role we play in shaping this city, our country and the world for the better. After living, working and parenting in Philadelphia for nearly 8 years, I’ve come to believe that the potential of our city’s future rests largely in this generation’s hands. This perspective isn’t rooted in the sense of entitlement that so many believe us to have, but rather in facts.
October 29, 2015
We live in the city where life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness were declared an inalienable right and solidified in ink. (Nevermind the fact those rights are challenged daily within our own borders; that’s a discussion for another day.) I need my children to know their lives and their pursuit of happiness may look different in practice than the person standing next to them, but they both have the liberty and right to live that difference.
October 8, 2015
The Interfaith Movement: Motivating Philadelphia to take a unified step towards tolerance
July 6, 2015
My mom happily showered me with all the Barbie stuff I could desire, but there was only one condition: black or Latino dolls only.