In Blue Thread, the embroidered phrase on Miriam’s ancient prayer shawl urges her to pursue justice. Every time she draped that shawl across her shoulders, the words from Deuteronomy 16:20 prickled and prodded the back of her neck—and mine. Why limit the pursuit of justice to fiction?
Here is my promise to you. Drawing on the tradition of tithing, I will devote at least ten per cent of everything I earn as a writer—starting with the publication of Blue Thread—to help girls and women attain education, health, citizenship rights, housing, and the opportunity for a self-supporting livelihood.
There are some of the many organizations that strive to better the lives of girls and women in the Unites States and around the world. Have you got a favorite organization? Tell me about it. From time to time, I’ll feature one on my blog and add it to this list. Let’s get going!