Fighting Sexual Exploitation: Local Meets Global

In addition to two groups that work directly with exploited women, all of Noonday's partners are in the fight to prevent exploitation simply by ensuring women are empowered and safe, and providing jobs that are helping sustain healthy families where all children are in school and have support for a bright future. So, it was natural for me to collaborate with a local group engaged in the same fight for dignity right here at home in Madison, WI.

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Conscious Curation is the New Minimalism

Conscious Curation is the New Minimalism

I get it. Minimalism appeals to you, but you also love a great pair of earrings or a cute picture for the wall, and you wonder if it means you're doing it all wrong. I believe the problem with materialism is deeper than numbers, so the solution should be as well. Enter Conscious Curation: curating, over time, a collection of belongings that I find useful or beautiful; putting thought into each purchase; defining beauty as aesthetic as well as derived from story and appreciation for creators; appreciating the value of having a few meaningful items rather than many meaningless ones, without obsessing over numbers; and doing all this in a way that is conscious of the way my belongings were created or acquired, to avoid exploitation of the planet and its people.

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