Rethinking Women’s Empowerment

When I told my coworkers, family, and friends that I was going to live in rural India for ten months, the reaction quickly became predictable: raised eyebrows, pursed lips, and

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A Different Kind of Neighborhood

Hidden deep in the outskirts of Kolkata, a far drive down dusty roads, past the industrial areas of Garden Reach and Kidderpore and on the banks of the Hooghly

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The way things are.

Well, it’s been only about 3 weeks since my last post, but so much has changed.  I said I’d move forward with no regrets, and I’m actually doing it.  The

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She Be Farmin’

If I asked you to draw a picture of a farmer in India, what would you envision? Think for a minute. OK, would you draw a man or a

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