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Here is the second part of our interview with Merril Cousin, Executive Director of King County Coalition Against Domestic Violence. What are the current pressing issues? I think the whole family law arena is the most commonly cited problem from providers and survivors. I think a lot of it stems from the adversarial system that […]






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Stirring the Fire is dedicated to highlighting women around the world doing ground-shifting work and bringing their stories to you. We are excited to start including more local women doing similar work of this caliber. We recently interviewed Merril Cousin, Executive Director of the King County Coalition Against Domestic Violence, asking her about the depth […]






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Today we’ll focus on the social documentary workshops, specifically on the education and collaboration aspects. You seem to have a unique approach. You, as an artist, could be doing them yourself but you place such emphasis on collaboration and education with both the participants and the organizations.  Why these things are so important? Doing still […]






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Here is Part II of my interview with Phil around the topic of storytelling.  If you missed Part I, you can read it here. It is a privilege to hear someone’s story. In the work that you’re doing with Stirring the Fire, you demonstrate that there are a lot of women and girls hurting around […]






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Time for another interview with Phil.  I sat down with Phil only two days after he returned from a month-long journey in Nepal. Still warding off jet-lag, but full of interesting stories, he enthusiastically talked to me about storytelling, sharing his passion, thoughts and ideas around it. Today we’d like to hear about storytelling. I’m […]






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This story originally appeared on worldpulse.com, an action media network powered by women from 190 countries. World Pulse’s mission is to lift and unite women’s voices to accelerate their impact for the world. Through their growing, web-based platform, women are speaking out and connecting to create solutions from the front lines of today’s most pressing […]






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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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Kathleen Milliken (Schmidt) is by any accounts a strong woman. When you meet her she is vivacious, full of energy and drive. What you wouldn’t necessarily guess is that she is a survivor of domestic violence until she tells you with passion and pride what she has accomplished since leaving the relationship 15 years ago; […]






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Editor’s Note: Stirring the Fire supporter Danielle Prince breaks down who we are and why we do what we do for Gender Across Borders International Women’s Day Blog Campaign. Thanks Danielle! To both points raised by Gender Across Borders for this year’s theme of International Women’s Day “Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures” Stirring the Fire is […]






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