A year ago this week I was in Bangladesh with the maternal health organization Every Mother Counts to visit clinics and observe programs that had been implemented by both private organizations and the government in slums and villages to improve the lives of women. Even though it’s a deeply cliché thing to say or write [...]
For the recent Yahoo! charitable contribution I worked with Erin Thornton, Executive Producer of Every Mother Counts, who was able to get in touch with a campaign chief at Save the Children. Here’s how our contributions are going to be applied: In Bangladesh, only 1 in 4 births are attended by a medically trained healthcare [...]
The woman on the right is Dina and she helped organize our whole trip to Bangladesh. She also served as our translator. I feel really lucky to have spent so much time with her and observing how she works. She taught me so much, emotionally and professionally. I hope to work with her again.
In the early afternoon of Sunday, June 19, I sat with my legs crossed on the ground in a rural village in Narshingdhi, Bangladesh. I was in a circle of about fifteen men and women surrounding a giant hand drawn map of the village which they use to keep track of women in the community [...]
Here’s one of the hundreds of feral dogs we saw roaming the streets in Bangladesh. And all of them looked like they could be Chuck’s long lost brother or cousin. The trainer we used in LA did say that if every dog in the world mated that the puppies would look just like Chuck.
I became known as the Cow Lady on the trip to Bangladesh because whenever we saw a cow, and that was often, I had to stop and take a picture. There just aren’t many cows roaming the streets of Salt Lake City like they do in that country. One cow got very upset that I [...]
Now more than ever in my life I understand that a fundamental part of what it means to be human, what makes us human, is the obligation we have to take care of each other. The health and well being of our neighbor increases our own well being and in turn increases the well being [...]
Here I am at the screening of Christy’s film with the group who traveled with her to Bangladesh. Erin next to me is the executive producer of Every Mother Counts, then Julie who is CEO of Lifeway, and of course Christy. They now feel like friends I met at camp, friends who share very specific [...]
Hey! How you doin’? So, tomorrow I’m headed out of town, and then out of the country to another continent in another hemisphere. A couple of months ago, Christy Turlington asked if I’d like to join her as a guest to visit maternal health clinics in Bangladesh with her organization Every Mother Counts. We’ll also [...]