Month: February 2015

Just Out Of Reach of Clearing the Snow

On September 13th, 2013 Save the Mothers another of Christina’s powerful reflections from her time in Uganda.
 
This reflection takes the reader into a place where we can begin to imagine the feeling of being constantly out of reach of the things we know will make our lives better. Christina explores how extensive this feeling is throughout all of Uganda. And, although it is overwhelming and can lead to a sense of deep hopelessness, Christina’s genuine voice of hope weaves through the article, placing her faith in the educated and motivated who will one day “grab their shovels to bring about change; they’ll unleash average Ugandans from their posts, and joining together in clearing the snow, they’ll finally reach the lush green grass,”
 
To read this reflection in it’s entirety, please visit: Save the Mothers – Just Out of Reach of Clearing the Snow
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How is Africa?

Experiences abroad are a paradox of days that fly by and moments of never-ending reflection. During her first placement in Uganda, Christina had the opportunity to capture her reflections and share them via the Save the Mothers website.
The first opportunity Christina had to share her reflections, she grappled with the ever-asked question, “how is Africa?”. Christina explains what it is truly like to have an encounter with the complex beauty, injustice and pain of another person and an entire country. She shares how she fell in love with an experience that broke her heart and helped her put it back together again.

To read this post, please visit: Save the Mothers – How is Africa? 
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The Story That Started It All

“Over the years I have become convinced that we learn best—and change—from hearing stories that strike a chord within us…” -John Kotter


Storytelling is one of the most powerful means of connection. When we tell stories, we are sharing pieces of our true selves. When we share our genuine stories, we share a moment of vulnerability with our audience and wait, with baited breath, to see if they will meet us in the moment and hear our words.


We had the opportunity to share our story within one of the most exciting and vibrant communities out there: the TED community. Christina shared her story, for the first time in public, and waited with baited breath to see if those listening would meet her in this moment of vulnerability. She did not wait long. The response to her story has been overwhelming.


People heard, and continue to hear the realities of not just Christina’s story, but the stories of the thousands of women of Uganda.


To hear Christina’s story, click play below:

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Hello and Welcome!

Hello There,

Welcome to our SoulFull blog! We’re excited to have you here, and hope to have you check back often to hear about what we are up to!

We’ve been collecting stories all throughout our start and want to share them with you. Our first blog posts will be flashbacks to experiences and moments that have helped define where we are today. Once we catch you up with where we’re at now, we’ll continue to tell you our stories as they happen. You’ll hear from the many voices that make up our family – each of us sounds a bit different, and we have different things to say but we are all working to use our voices to make a positive, sustainable difference in the life of another. 

Stories are important. It is the story of a young woman’s short life that inspired us, and hopefully our stories will inspire you.

Thank you again for being with us on our journey to Sindica for change.

Happy Reading,

The FullSoul Family
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