phil borges

a global movement
toward gender equality

Monthly Archive for August, 2012

Meet Our Bloggers

We have had several requests from you, our followers, to know who is contributing to our blog.  Ironically, while working with women’s organizations, one thing that we repeat is the power of putting a human face to their work. It’s time we practice what we preach.  Here are the women behind the STF WordPress curtain… […]






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Moving from the macro topic of gender equality to more of Phil’s individual approach in his work, we offer the rest of the interview. (Questions in italics.) As a photographer you’ve had to learn the art of approaching individuals not only for a photograph but also for interviews. How do you approach women and girls […]






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As a Stirring the Fire volunteer over the last year and a half, I’ve enjoyed several conversations with STF Founder Phil Borges about his work. However, more people than myself need to hear the inspirational and visionary aspects he brings to his work, so we decided to have actual interviews on several topics with him. […]






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The following is a guest post from our Social Documentary Training participants Michele Zousmer, Michael J. Costa and Sara Begley. “Oh the stories I could tell you about Syreeta,“ Antoinette jokingly mused about her daughter. “From inviting every neighbor child in for dinner to the year she gave away the Thanksgiving turkey straight out of […]






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