She Rises »

Teresa’s father died when she was young. Teresa and her four siblings grew up in the shadow of her father’s first wife, who her mother continued to care for even after his death, as is customary in Nigeria. This was strike one in a culture that marginalizes widows and their children. As a female in […]

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Whatever It Takes »

Ganesh struggled to understand his teacher’s explanation. He looked down at his paper, trying to make sense of his homework but grew even more confused. As his academic difficulties continued, 15-year-old Ganesh grew more agitated. His once carefree personality was masked by frustration. Required chores were met with resistance and it seemed even the smallest […]

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Top of the Class »

These days, there is a noticeable difference among the children who attend Back2Back’s Igmin Kibe Education Center in Nigeria. Children who were once struggling to grasp the fundamentals are now excelling and at the top of their class.

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Sometimes It’s About Just Showing Up »

This year, I am tempted to make a list of resolutions but instead I’ve decided on just one – one simple, crazy goal that could impact my life on so many levels – to step out and press in. A year of no fear.

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