June 2017 Board Message

One idea that drew me to Big Ocean was the tenet of valuing the irreplaceable role of fathers and building interdependent relationships with men.  I am often troubled by the terrible trend in the media of portraying fathers and men as bumbling buffoons, as incompetent, as unnecessary.  I was grateful to find a feminist movement…

May 2107 Board Message

Dear Big Ocean Women, Many of us understand Mother’s Day can be fraught with personal feelings of longing, loss, guilt or disappointment. For many, the word “mother” might seem disjointed from their real-life experiences and situations. Yet despite this challenge, our growing maternal feminist collective continues to use and promote the word “mother” to describe ALL…

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,…