Sara Laughed
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Guides for giving back and getting involved. From service to politics to becoming more active in your community, these posts offer resources and encouragement for bettering the world around you.

There is No War on Christmas

I don’t really do Halloween. And, as a permanent resident of the United States whose whole family hails from across the ocean, I don’t really celebrate Thanksgiving, either. Which means that, for me, Christmas starts in October. Yes, I’m one of those people. For me, Christmas isn’t just a holiday, but a season. I start…

The Dress for an Education Challenge

This past summer, I spent several weeks teaching creative writing to kids. While I loved all the children I worked with, I grew especially close to those who stayed for more than one week. There was one girl in particular who was there from my first day to my last. At first, she had a…

Ethical Fashion: Why I Care

When I was ten, I wanted to be a fashion designer. I was constantly sketching dresses, devouring fashion books, and cutting up magazines. I had passion. But the fashion world was not made for hearts (or bodies) like mine, so after several years, that dream faded away to be replaced by newer, bigger dreams. Now…