Third Annual Delegation to CSW

This month marks the third year we will be attending the United Nations commission on the Status of Women as an official Big Ocean delegation! This year Big Ocean is taking two outstanding delegations! As usual, we will be attending as a leadership body and will  be presenting on Big Ocean maternal feminism. Also, for the …

Breastfeeding, Women, and Abundance Theory

Contributing author Lacey Parr. Breastfeeding is one of my passions. My personal experiences through pregnancy, birth and lactation have empowered me and helped me feel real love for my body and for the procreative powers given me. I have increasingly felt connections to ancestors and other women around me through these shared privileges that have …

Meet Big Ocean: Kaloni

Kaloni Jensen is owner and event planner of Cherry Creek Events. She also teaches Family Life Education Workshops through her blog Forever Chalae. Kaloni received a BS from BYU-Idaho in Marriage and Family Relations, and certificate in International Event and Wedding Planning from QC Event School. She is an aspiring author with her first book, Holding On to …

Habitat 3 Success

November 2016 Board Message I am so grateful to report that our Big Ocean delegation was tremendously successful as they attended and presented at the global event, UN Habitat 3, in Quito, Ecuador. Many things were accomplished and our delegates: – Distributed Days for Girls kits and taught menstruation programs to schools and a foster home for young …

Tamra Hyde

At eighteen, Tamra Hyde made one of the hardest choices any person can ever make. She chose to place her son for adoption. Tamra explained, “There are so many misconceptions floating around about birth-mothers. People think we don’t want our children. Placing my son for adoption was the hardest post painful thing I’ve ever done. …

Interdependent Family

This article is one in a series of the “Young Voices of Big Ocean.” These articles were written by teens who believe in faith, family, and motherhood. This article was written by Eden, who is 14 years old. Interdependent Family A little while ago, my family had a crazy day. My sister and I had …

Adhari from Oman

In this faith-filled series, we hope to capture how faith leads women to make an impact in their communities. We asked Adhari, a mother, a Muslim, a physician, and a PhD cancer researcher in Muscat, Oman, “How has your faith empowered you to do good in the world?” I met Adhari when our children were in preschool together. She …

Live from Ecuador

Click HERE to see Big Ocean’s presentation at a parallel event at UN Habitat 3 in Quito, Ecuador. On the roster are Dr. George Handley. Professor of Interdisciplinary Humanitarian Study at Brigham Young University. His research focuses on the relationship between religion, literature, and the environment in Latin America, Caribbean, and U.S. cultures. His talk is titled “Faith, …

Honoring Menstruation

I have debated in mind whether or not I should share this post, but when a thought doesn’t leave my heart, that’s when I know it is good and true, and that I should voice my thoughts. Something wonderful happened in our family this past week. Our oldest daughter began menstruation. After school on Wednesday, …

Days for Girls in Esmeraldas, Ecuador

Big Ocean delegates distributed Days for Girls feminine hygiene kits twice while in Quito. Before distributing, they gave a lesson about how to use the products in the kit, self-defense and the power to say “No,” the power of procreation, and the value of family. The above video is of their second event in Esmeraldas, Ecuador …

Adventures in Ecuador

This post will highlight the adventures Big Ocean delegates had while traveling to Quito, Ecuador for the UN Habitat 3 Conference October 2016. Many women contributed comments to this article via Facebook, text message, conversation, camera, etc. Enjoy! Brittany: My sister Dana is en route to Quito, Ecuador to attend Habitat III, the United Nations conference …