It is Infertility Awareness Week and we at The Guiding Star Project would like to join our thoughts with the many who struggle with this issue. Sometimes infertility means being unable to conceive. Other times it can take the form of people who have had children, now being unable to have more. Some who experience infertility struggle to get pregnant; others struggle with being able to carry that pregnancy to term.
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Guiding Star founder, Leah wrote an opinion piece last week about Miriam, the Duke University Freshman who is receiving a lot of media attention because she is working her way through college by starring in porn films. The post got me thinking. CNN host, Piers Morgan; the women of The View; and many others are scratching their heads about why a bright young woman, bright enough to make it into Duke University (and a... [Read more...]
I recently came across the Piers Morgan interview with a Duke University student who has been living a double life as a college student and porn star. This young lady, Miriam Weeks, says she has been working in the sex industry to help pay for her college tuition, but that she would choose this lifestyle regardless of financial need. She says she loves the support and understanding she has received from fellow sex workers... [Read more...]
How can we support survivors of sexual assault while encouraging the rehabilitation of sexual assault offenders?
The above question has been plaguing me since I started writing this post weeks ago. It follows that supporting survivors and dismantling rape culture would include rehabilitation and counseling for offenders, as well as understanding offender demographics, but how can we accomplish that without minimizing... [Read more...]
In general, there are few things that can entice me to grocery shop with all of my kids in tow, for obvious reasons, but deals too good to pass up is one of them. Our local grocery store has a “Dollar Day” four times a year. I prep my list the night before, bring a snack to shamelessly bribe the kids with post-trip, say a prayer, and hope for the best.
A few weeks ago, I strapped on my ten month old,... [Read more...]