I was recently asked to visit Saudi Arabia to speak at a girls’ school. My instant reply: Yes!
But then I thought a bit more about it and now I’m not so sure since the country is governed by Sharia law. Should I go or not?
I’m in re-build mode so I don’t have a lot of money to give right now, a situation that is encouraging me to think about philanthropy in all its forms.
I still want to contribute, so here’s how I’m being philanthropic on a budget:
I was recently asked how I’d changed after my two years abroad. I’m more serious, having seen too much to be so naïve.
I now get flashbacks—and not the good kind—when I read about harrowing news from the places I’ve visited. Here’s how I deal with these recollections.