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Thom leaves in a village in Takeo Province, an area about an hour and a half from Phnom Penh. She comes from a village and family steeped in generations of silk weaving. At just 12 years old, she left school to start working alongside her mother and grandmother. She loves […]

Thom’s story


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I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.  Sylvia Plath You’re carrying your handbag, toys, bottles, folders, a briefcase, nappy bag, and whatever else your kids have demanded you carry for them. There are toddlers attached to you, […]

You Take a Breath



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Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat. Laura Ingalls Wilder I have too many tabs open in my head. Anyone else feel like this? Too many thoughts whirling around, too much to add to the to-do list … too many tabs open on your head? […]

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“There comes a pause, for human strength will not endure to dance without cessation; and everyone must reach the point at length of absolute prostration.” Lewis Carol That PAUSE button. Two simple lines that often sits between Rewind and Forward. Almost as if one line weren’t enough to say stand […]

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