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On 'Pinners Unite for Good!

www.zienzele.org

supports AIDS orphans and their caregivers in rural Zimbabwe by helping the ladies establish self-sustaining projects (community gardens, basket weaving, sewing) and supporting child-headed households.

super-small, which means they can operate in Zim (and have been for over 10 years). They send over 3000 kids to school through basket sales, and support hundreds of child-headed households through direct donations. Plus, the Grannies' projects are now fully self-governing, self-running, profitable projects- which has shifted local power in many of these villages, more into the hands of these ladies, who had been relatively voiceless. the kids under the Zienzele umbrella form clubs where they meet and talk and support each other, and once a year there is a big gathering where all the zienzele kids come together for workshops on lots of great things: from 'guard your body' type things, to how to talk freely about how you feel, ways to physically express feelings in a way that maybe helps work through them, to reproductive health, to how to articulate hopes for yourself, things like this. and of course, they hang out and get to see that they are not alone in what they are experiencing, and have fun. because they are kids.

Posted on May 3, 2012 at 3:38 am 1

On Really Good Books About Horses

(The Black Stallion is the most beautiful film ever made)

Posted on May 1, 2012 at 1:11 am 1

On Where (My) Girls At?

Ladies, the call is coming from INSIDE THE HOUSE.

Posted on April 16, 2012 at 12:31 pm 7

On Really Good Books About Real Murder

Lobster Boy: the bizarre life and brutal death of Grady Stiles, Jr

anyone? anyone?

Posted on March 27, 2012 at 1:43 am 1

On Treating and Sitting and Smoking and Talking

@February Revolution sweet jesus i miss that show.

Posted on February 18, 2012 at 12:04 pm 0

On Twenty Years of High-Schoolers' Sex Lives

condom roll-necks?

Posted on February 2, 2012 at 10:20 am 0

On Kids: Worth It? and Game Day Etiquette

the santa-in-the-air-vents thing is true.

Posted on November 12, 2011 at 1:34 am 1

On Foods From Fiction: Turkish Delight & Raspberry Cordial

@annierebekah like, say, at Altan Sekerleme?

Posted on October 12, 2011 at 9:37 am 0

On This Just Happened.

two words: Idris Elba.

Posted on August 26, 2011 at 1:17 am 0

On Better Than the Golden Globes

Dervish House is greatgreatgreat beyond great.

Posted on August 22, 2011 at 12:15 pm 0