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TEDx Monterey 2014 (EDGES)! Amy is Giving a TED Talk!



Amy will be presenting a TED talk entitled “The Girl Who Knew Too Much- The Emotional Cost of Educating Girls in the Developing World.”

Tune in sometime between 11 and noon tomorrow (Saturday 26th April, Pacific time)

Ending This Year, Feeling So Blessed!

The last 3 months have looked a lot like this…


This is a photo Kristin took from her stool where she would perch and type up notes from every minute of footage we reviewed. I am not really sure

A Year of Massive Thanks(for your)Giving REDUX.






Dear Friends and Supporters: I wrote the following blog post several days ago, but it didn’t seem to go out. Please forgive me if you’re seeing this as a repeat!. 

We are preparing to send out some sweet end-of-the-year photo cards, and we have realized that we do

Fifteen Minutes to Spare: The Good Pitch Chicago!

The Good Pitch is amazing. And we submitted to be considered to present in Chicago next October. Wish us luck!

Hit the “SUBMIT” button with 15 minutes to spare–a new! world’s!

Going Big for GiveBIG (Or: How to Get More TGWKTM For Your Money Using Other People’s Money!)

You are awesome for reading this. And Seattle is awesome. Thank you, dear reader. And thank you, The Seattle Foundation!

GiveBIG is a remarkable one-day donation ‘stretching’ event backed by a ton of great organizations, and we are honored to be part of it this year.

Then, if you are so inclined, click on the picture below to

Proof these two worlds exist at the same time!

It is hard to believe that Shanta’s village exists in the same time and world as the life I lead in West Seattle. It just seems impossible.

But here is the proof. When Scott and Shailendra returned to the village to film Shanta’s mom’s journey to the city, they called me. I got to talk to Sarita on speakerphone while

Kristin, Documentary Doula

Hiring Kristin was never exactly a decision. It just happened. Sort of like we always knew it would. We toasted to it and talked about money and all that. But, it was so natural. She has been our neighbor and dear friend since the beginning. It was Kristin who created a ceremony of mourning for Shanta shortly after her death.



Short note to say that the speed and reliability of the internet connection here seems to have gone backwards since we last were here. We had hoped to be posting more

The Village.

We have been back from the village, in Kathmandu, for three days. I have dreamed about the village and The Darnals all three nights. We were with them, I mean really with them during our two week village shoot. We ate with them. Went to work and school with them. We unzipped our tents with our toothbrushes in our mouths