The seeds for the new cottage in Ecuador were planted in 2016 when Big Ocean representatives attended Habitat III there. Vilma Sagebin saw Ana Carolina Gualinga Cuji (also called Anita) and her friend enter a Big Ocean Women presentation and offered to translate for them. When she sensed their uneasiness as the hour grew late,…Details
Vilma Sagebin had an up-close and personal view of Big Ocean’s beginnings through her daughter and our founder, Carolina Allen. Carolina had returned from attending a funeral in Hawaii where an experience made her conclude she must do something about the current negative trends and their influence on the rising generation. She told Vilma she…Details
All around us there are things that are completely out of our control. I cannot change the past. I cannot change my children’s minds or make them into the people I hoped they would grow to be. I cannot end the pandemic that rages on, nor can I calm the fears that plague. Because there…Details
Over the years, I have gained a better appreciation for Father’s Day. I believe that it’s a reminder that good men and fathers are important, and that fatherhood deserves to be honored. I have come to appreciate the examples of good fathers in my life: a beloved uncle, my husband, sons-in-law, nephews, and friends’ fathers.…Details
As we move into June and Big Ocean Women take time to recognize and appreciate the roles played by men in our lives, I want to share a quote with you from Mario Cuomo. “My favorite thought about Abraham Lincoln is he believed in two things: loving one another and working together to make this…Details
Research shows that girls with involved fathers are far more likely to forge healthy relationships with men. A girl with a warm and loving father achieves higher academic success and is twice as likely to stay in school.