Clothed in Strength: Support for Women in Rural Guatemala

A story written by Meagan Ephraim de Rios. “Women in Guatemala carry a great responsibility within the social dynamic of their family. While living in harsh conditions that oftentimes include no electricity and dirt floors, the mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, and daughters, women, work and sacrifice to maintain their households and families. I learned this…

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Friends of Tonga: Rebuilding Classrooms and Communities

A story written by Michael Hassett, the President of Friends of Tonga. “We met in the Kingdom of Tonga, when we served as Peace Corps Volunteers from 2012-2014. We lived on different island groups: I was on the main island of Tongatapu and Chiara was on the outer island of ‘Eua. In 2018, Cyclone Gita battered the…

Raising Ralph Foundation: Being a Voice for Those Who Can’t

Tiffany Simon was writing a blog post about raising a son on the autism spectrum and decided she wanted to do more for her community. She created an online merch store on Bonfire to advocate for autism awareness and acceptance while donating the profits to public school autism programs that support their mission. Tiffany says,…

The Momlife Mindset

Erin Trier is a mom of four, a wellness coach, and a woman who is super passionate about supporting other moms and giving back to the motherhood community. Erin decided to create The Momlife Mindset, a brand that is centered around creating products that help moms prioritize their self-care and protect their peace. “I want…

Shining a Light in Darkness

A story written by Jordan Combs. “I am the director of a nonprofit organization in South Dakota called Light of Mine Ranch. We help support foster families and children in foster care. Our ultimate goal is to build homes for foster families centralized on a ranch property. Instead of a group home, we want to…

A Passion Project Turned Into a Community Fundraiser

Flea Market Love Letters is a passion project that Liz Maguire started in 2017. Their mission is to digitally archive and preserve found, vintage ephemera (letters, postcards, photos, etc.) often found at flea markets. So far they’ve been able to collect over 400 letters. Liz always aspired that eventually, this project could give back to…

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

A story written by Lydia Gilbert. “Bed-Stuy Strong is a neighborhood mutual aid network formed at the beginning of COVID to provide groceries and supplies to vulnerable community members. In the past year, it has grown wildly into a radical hub for a variety of projects such as clothing drives, POC-owned business support, trash clean-ups,…

A Fuzzy Heart Shaped Nose

Lori is a special education teacher in Floral City, Florida. One day, she was leaving a student’s house when she saw a tiny, dirty kitten wandering the streets. The kitty followed her to her car and Lori knew she needed to do something. Lori brought this tiny kitten to the veterinarian. She was 5 weeks…

A Big Step for a Small Business

Sarah Eckett is the 28-year-old woman behind Daisy Natives, a small business filled with vintage treasures and all things homemade. The work of Daisy Natives is empowering, while also being silly and charming. There is also a large focus on mental health and social issues. After 5+ years in business, Sarah made the incredibly difficult…

Better Together

A couple of years ago, Claire Netemeyer became friends with Hannah through an organization on her college campus. Both Hannah and Claire loved this organization a lot until they started discriminating against Hannah due to her disability. There was a policy in place that prevented her from coming to the events. Here’s a bit from…

Frogs in Space

A story written by Mojca Novak. “My name is Mojca Novak and I’m a freelance illustrator. I’m currently living in Ljubljana, Slovenia, where most of my art is created. My community knows me better by the name Mocculere. The story of Frogs in Space started early in 2020. At that time all I drew were…

The Journey of a Black Queer Creative

Jeremiah is a self-taught artist who expresses his creativity in many ways, one being makeup. As a black queer creative, Jeremiah did not feel as though there was a safe place that he was allowed to be himself. He set a goal to fully love himself, and makeup gave him the power to do so….