Adhari from Oman

In this faith-filled series, we hope to capture how faith leads women to make an impact in their communities. We asked Adhari, a mother, a Muslim, a physician, and a PhD cancer researcher in Muscat, Oman, “How has your faith empowered you to do good in the world?” I met Adhari when our children were in preschool together. She …

Live from Ecuador

Click HERE to see Big Ocean’s presentation at a parallel event at UN Habitat 3 in Quito, Ecuador. On the roster are Dr. George Handley. Professor of Interdisciplinary Humanitarian Study at Brigham Young University. His research focuses on the relationship between religion, literature, and the environment in Latin America, Caribbean, and U.S. cultures. His talk is titled “Faith, …

Honoring Menstruation

I have debated in mind whether or not I should share this post, but when a thought doesn’t leave my heart, that’s when I know it is good and true, and that I should voice my thoughts. Something wonderful happened in our family this past week. Our oldest daughter began menstruation. After school on Wednesday, …

Days for Girls in Esmeraldas, Ecuador

Big Ocean delegates distributed Days for Girls feminine hygiene kits twice while in Quito. Before distributing, they gave a lesson about how to use the products in the kit, self-defense and the power to say “No,” the power of procreation, and the value of family. The above video is of their second event in Esmeraldas, Ecuador …

Adventures in Ecuador

This post will highlight the adventures Big Ocean delegates had while traveling to Quito, Ecuador for the UN Habitat 3 Conference October 2016. Many women contributed comments to this article via Facebook, text message, conversation, camera, etc. Enjoy! Brittany: My sister Dana is en route to Quito, Ecuador to attend Habitat III, the United Nations conference …

Fostering Conversation

This article is one in a series of the “Young Voices of Big Ocean.” These articles were written by teens who believe in faith, family, and motherhood. This inaugural article was written by Salem, who is 14 years old. In the first amendment of the US Constitution, it clearly states: “Congress shall make no law …