Change Makers Apply Here!

Are you a change maker who wants to share your story so you can inspire others?  Have you overcome abuse, violence or a failed system?  Have you improved your community despite numerous obstacles?  This is your chance to share what positive changes you have made so that others can follow in your footsteps.

Leave a comment or send a message on the Contact Us page. If you know someone who would be a great fit send this link to them today.

  • Your story must tell the what, why, and how you overcame your bad situation. It must contain a sort of blueprint so that when others read it they will be able to use your experience as a tool to improve their own life or community.
  • Non-Fiction only! Fictitious stories will not be considered. Your story needs a photo too.  It can be of you/example of your work/community photos  or one that you designed to illustrate your experiences and anything else that shows what you went through.
  • Grammar is important.  If you send in a story with poor grammar it will not be considered. Stories must be in English.  A misspelled word is fine, but a lot of bad grammar will automatically void your submission.
  • Important Issues: Everybody has a story that matters, but we cannot publish everything.  Below are suggested issues.
  1. Overcoming physical, emotional, and sexual abuse or crime.
  2. Overcoming gangs, pollution, or corruption in your community.
  3. Overcome poverty, migration, racial, sexual, gender, or cultural prejudices.
  4. Activism for the environment, politics, human rights and freedom of speech.

All stories will be reviewed prior to publication and not all stories will make the cut.  Below are the guidelines for submission.

Book Reviews

Book Review: King Peggy

I admit when I first picked this up, I thought it would end up being a boring story. Royalty holds no interest for me. I was never that girl that played pretend princess and while I did enjoy Snow White and Cinderella, the stories weren’t that great since the girls hardly had any real adventure.  So once again my idea of what a book would be like was shattered and I am happy for that. King Peggy, is now one of my favorite books.

Peggy  is a secretary at the Ghana Embassy in D.C. who finds out she has been chosen as the new king of her village in Otuam, Ghana(Africa).  While this may sound like Cinderella, it is far from it. She is not some poor girl with low self esteem scrubbing floors and holding her tongue.  She is a hardworking woman who has loved, lost, moved to a new country, fights her own battles, clearly speaks her mind, and is independent. The title she inherits from her Uncle Joseph, the previous king includes a royal “palace” falling apart in disrepair, no money or jewels, and a large village with just one water station or “borehole”.  She has to deal with a council of liars and thieves who have no respect for women or sobriety and for a short time goes into debt herself to revitalize the village and honor for her seven thousand citizens. She uses her wits, bravery and education to create positive changes. She is truly a empowered women, a role model and an example of how anyone despite gender or skin color can make a difference in the live of so many people. It starts a bit slow, but by page 55 I could not put the book down. I didn’t want the book to end.

“King Peggy” by Peggielene Bartels and Eleanor Herman

You can learn more on her website: http://www.kingpeggy.com/

and Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/King-Peggy/169676286446629