What To Look For In A Business’ Ethics Report

What To Look For In A Business’ Ethics Report

Do you know how to decipher between a company’s ethics report being published for marketing versus actual transparency? A good business knows that ethics is the priority and that good business is better business. While companies are jumping on the trend to commission and publish their own report, it’s important as a reader of said…

3 Ways To Prioritize Mental Health As An Advocate & Ally

3 Ways To Prioritize Mental Health As An Advocate & Ally

Stories flash with updates and breaking news across our smartphones and TVs. The call for individuals to prioritize and care for social justice causes and champion change is present in the digital age, unlike anything I’ve seen before. I’m encouraged by how vocal people are online and within their communities to hold space for conversations…

The Importance Of Representation + Connecting With The Younger Generation
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The Importance Of Representation + Connecting With The Younger Generation

We’re in an era where information is the most accessible. Answers to questions about people, places, and things are accessible with the stroke of our fingertips and a few button clicks. 2020 has heightened the importance of representation and communicating the stories of others around the world––both those in this lifetime and past centuries. I…

The Truth About Chocolate + How To Ask The U.S. Government For Action & Policy Change

The Truth About Chocolate + How To Ask The U.S. Government For Action & Policy Change

This week I sent a letter to President Biden asking for his support and action with ending modern day slavery and child labor within the cocoa industry. Alongside Tony’s Chocolonely and millions across the globe, we are petitioning for governments to put an end to this human rights issue and prioritize a plan seeking equality…

Social Justice Terminology- Racism | What You Should Know + What It Means

Social Justice Terminology- Racism | What You Should Know + What It Means

There are a lot of buzzwords floating around social circles, digital platforms, and media outlets using terminology associated with social justice and human rights. While, for the most part, I have come across these terms used correctly, there are the occasional articles or conversations where people are misunderstanding the meaning and using the words incorrectly….

This Haircare Brand is Fighting Human Trafficking & Restoring Hope
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This Haircare Brand is Fighting Human Trafficking & Restoring Hope

I’ve learned a lot about human trafficking over the years. Specifically this being modern day slavery, and existing right here in my own backyard in the suburbs of Chicago. Just when I think I have my head wrapped around the basics, I stumble upon more information. This topic in particular is more challenging for me…

How Christ Followers Should Treat The LGBTQ+ Community
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How Christ Followers Should Treat The LGBTQ+ Community

June is Pride month and something I am noticing besides the conversations started around me surrounding this topic, is the bias some Christ followers have towards the community. I am a Christian and appalled by the behavior towards the LGBTQ+ community by some people declaring themselves “Christian” and “Christ followers”. I have noticed those I…

Slavery Still Exists | Human Trafficking Awareness Month
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Slavery Still Exists | Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Years ago when I started my journey learning about social justice I thought slavery was eradicated and long behind us. My goodness was I in for a wakeup call. While slavery isn’t the same as it was prior to the Thirteenth Amendment, it does still have a presence on this earth, today. Throughout the month of January I will be sharing information I have learned over the years, organizations fighting to see the end, and tips for how we can contribute to the eradication of human trafficking. This topic is far from easy to talk about, but I encourage you to push past the discomfort to learn about this polarizing issue.