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Human Rights

Let’s Be Better Humans

She packed her seven versalia, put her initial into the belt and made herself on the way. When she reached the first hills of the Italic Mountains, she had a last view back on the skyline of her hometown Bookmarksgrove, the headline of Alphabet Village and the subline of her own road, the Line Lane. Pityful a rethoric question ran over her cheek, then she continued her way.

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Mother Teresa image talking about helping those experiencing homelessness with small acts of love.

7 Ways to Help People Experiencing Homelessness

Compassion is in our nature. We all want to help. By nature, humans are social-emotional creatures who experience empathy for others. It’s present when we watch the news, when someone in our office or school is sick or injured, and also when we walk by that disheveled person obviously experiencing homelessness on the corner with […]

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Silhouette of hands reaching toward each other with the word KIND between them.

Why I Help the Homeless

I didn’t grow up in a family that had causes. I was taught from an early age that you took care of yourself first, and then you helped others when and where you could. It wasn’t until I became an adult that I realized that helping others was taking care of myself. Once I realized I […]

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My Pain Is Not For Sale: I Will Never Publish Sexual Assault by J.M. Bates (guest post)

It is 1989 and I am four years old. I somehow survive a sexual assault. Terrible things happen to children all the time, and they are stronger than they look. Twenty-five years is a long time to heal from anything. In 1991, I am sitting in a sand box in my parents’ back yard by […]

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IMAGE: Woman with blue eyes peeking over the top of a book.

How a Stranger’s Kindness Gained Me A Fan

Dirty words are rarely considered good. Despite that, I use dirty words a lot. (To my mother’s dismay) There are few who can dispute that. The other day, there came an instance where the dirtiest words I have were my repayment for a true act of humanitarianism. And I couldn’t be prouder of the fact. […]

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