I took Atlas Girlto Haiti with me—read some on the airplane. As I fell into the story, I could hear my friend Emily’s sweet voice narrating, opening her heart and laying it bare. I knew some of her story, had read Chasing Silhouettes and Mom in the Mirror. I read her blog regularly—get updates in my inbox. Last year when I was able to finally meet her in person at the Jumping Tandem retreat, and then again at Allume, I discovered how deep her loveliness goes—that her heart beats strong for beauty and injustice, and she loves with her entire being. I have one of Emily’s prints hanging on my wall and I’ve had the privilege to pray for her on many occasions, for joys and sorrows.
ALL proceeds from Atlas Girl will go towards Emily’s non-profit, The Lulu Tree. The Lulu Tree (www.thelulutree.com) is dedicated to preventing tomorrow’s orphans by equipping today’s mothers. It is a grassroots organization bringing healing and hope to women and children in the slums of Uganda through the arts, community, and the gospel.