• Young alum’s fashion industry connections to help impoverished women

    Kirsten Dickerson with women in IndiaSome of you might recognize the name Peter Greenberg; I didn’t. But check out his credentials: travel editor for NBC’s Today show and correspondent for Newsweek, Men’s Health, CNN and Oprah. In other words, he’s a man of some influence — and who was recently influenced by his random encounter with a Baylor alumna.

    On his blog, Greenberg writes that he was ready to judge Kirsten Dickerson as your typical suburban Los Angeles wife until they began talking, and he learned her story. Dickerson, a 1996 Baylor grad, is worried about impoverished women across the globe, and is doing something about it. Not only did she and her husband adopt a little girl from China; Dickerson has also, with a friend, established a non-profit group called Raven + Lily that aims to help women in poverty all over the world get their goods to a larger market in the West.

    Dickerson (pictured at far right with a sewing group in India) credited her studies at Baylor and her experiences working with Mission Waco for helping to open her eyes to such needs and how she could help. Raven + Lily will launch its first line this fall; read more about their efforts and how you can get involved on their website or blog.

    Sic ’em, Kirsten!

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