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Secrets, Shame and No Regrets: An Adoptee’s Reunion With Her Birth Mom

November 30, 2016 by

By Lisa Coppola - I met my birthmother, Margaret, on her sixty-ninth birthday, November 24, 2012. I was thirty-one years old, two and a half years into recovery from drugs and alcohol. I asked my new -- also sober -- friend to tag along. On the crisp clear ride from Boston up to the Concord New Hampshire nursing home, ... [Read More]

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‘Thank You’… Where One Woman Found Motherly Love After Losing Her Own Mom To Ovarian Cancer

November 22, 2016 by

By Julie Greenbaum - For 6 years I have struggled trying to turn the incredibly painful experience of losing my mother to Ovarian Cancer into something positive and worthwhile. Some of my darkest most difficult moments have been made brighter by the love and support my mom’s friends have shown ... [Read More]

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One Millennial’s Story Of Sacrifice, Debt, Struggle, Doubt… And The Fight To Keep Chasing Her Dreams

November 22, 2016 by

By d'Arquoia Connor - I never thought my life would turn out like this. When I graduated from high school at sixteen, college at twenty, and graduate school at twenty three, I would have never imagined I would be twenty-seven living paycheck to paycheck, broke, barely able to pay my bills, with a stack of student loans, working ... [Read More]

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“I’m Still Here”… At Age 52 Kim Ovard Shares What It’s Like To Live With Dementia

November 17, 2016 by

Kim Ovard, 52, is a former animal control officer who currently runs a highly successful animal rescue, is a comic book writer who is a frequent guest, along with her famous bull terrier named Tugg, at comic cons across the country, helps children by producing and presenting anti-bullying and self esteem programs in schools, ... [Read More]

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Rethink the Past to Reshape the Future… A Women’s Historian Weighs In

November 14, 2016 by

By Pam Elam - The absolute heartbreak of Nov. 8th reminds us that learning from our history as women can be a powerful tool for fighting back against misogyny. Women don't give up, we get going. Anyone who works for social change is very familiar with the concept of "reinventing the wheel." It simply means doing ... [Read More]

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“Her Impact”: 14-Year-Old Adds Her Voice To Post-Election Conversation In Powerful Essay

November 14, 2016 by

By Emma Crowell - I remember being six years old, driving through a mall parking lot, and noticing a yard sign with Hillary Clinton’s name on it. My mom, hoping to educate me about current events, pointed it out and explained that she was running for president. I asked her who else was running, and she told me ... [Read More]

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What It Feels Like To Be A Woman In Canada… After The U.S. Presidential Election

November 10, 2016 by

By Erinne Paisley - This is my own experience. It is from my own Canadian, female, white, perspective. I do not believe any of these things make this perspective any more or less valid. I just believe this is one experience and my hope is that this experience resonates with at least one person out there – and that through this they ... [Read More]

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Tamsen Butler: Air Force Veteran, Fitness Guru and Stroke Survivor. Her Incredible Story…

October 27, 2016 by

Tamsen Butler, a 41-year-old author, Air Force veteran, fitness guru, mother of two and wife, was putting away groceries with her children on July 22, 2015, when she felt an odd sensation, “like something had shifted in my head,” she remembered. Something felt funny in her right eye, too. ... [Read More]

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