Acacia Journal

Chai Jing

This Acacia Women Wednesday, meet Chai Jing whose story is a beautiful example of how awareness makes a difference. She is a journalist in China who published a documentary called Under the Dome which shines a light on the environmental issues of pollution and challenges everyone to join together and change the world. Before Chai … Continue reading Chai Jing



What strikes you first about Chinh is the huge, vibrant personality packed into such a tiny frame. Standing not more than 5 feet tall, our group of backpackers silently questioned whether this tiny wisp of a lady would be the best guide for our three day trek through Sa Pa, a region in Northern Vietnam. … Continue reading Chinh

Maya Angelou

“Courage is the most important of all virtues, because without courage, you cannot practice any of the other virtues consistently.” —Maya Angelou Meet Maya Angelou, an American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist. Angelou fought for what she believed in and fought for the hope of change. She was an author, actress, screenwriter, dancer and … Continue reading Maya Angelou

Dr. Jean Chamberlain Froese

A mother of three, obstetrician, director of the International Women’s Health Program at McMaster University, and founder of Save the Mothers- Dr. Chamberlain Froes has dedicated her life to making pregnancy and childbirth safer for women and babies in the developing world. Through her work, she has become an internationally respected leader in maternal health. … Continue reading Dr. Jean Chamberlain Froese