No one was more surprised than my husband and I when the doctor told us I was seven weeks pregnant. Exactly one year to the day before, they said I would never be able to have children. I was almost 43 years old. My frame was too small for the baby which affected the position of her left leg. After she was born she wore a leg harness for several months. We were uncertain …Read More >
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“Spread the word. Have you heard? All across the nation. We are going to be a great generation,” calls out 9 year-old Yolanda Renee King, granddaughter of Martin Luther King Jr, on the stage of March For Our Lives to the hundreds of people, of all ages and background, gathered at Pennsylvania Avenue on a chilly Saturday in Washington DC. On this Saturday, March 24th, …Read More >
The Incident The separation was two months before that day she went to meet her soon to be ex-husband at his motel room. She brought their infant son along for the visit. She asked about child support. “You’ll be lucky if you get fifty dollars!” he said. Suddenly furious, her husband picked up the playing baby and threatened to take him away. The husband became …Read More >
When we hear the often-used quote “Well behaved women seldom make history” it is often attributed to famous women such as Eleanor Roosevelt or Marilyn Monroe. However, the quote is actually from Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, a Pulitzer Prize winning historian who studies early America and the history of women. As we celebrate women’s history month in March, it is …Read More >
As women, being greeted by our monthly “friend” can be quite an irritating experience. For incarcerated women in Arizona, their experience turns from irritating to infuriating and worrisome when they are only granted a restricted amount of feminine hygiene products per month. Last week, women around the country took a stand for the rights of Arizona inmates. It all …Read More >
The first Valentine’s Day dates back to the year 496. On this special day of love, many of us enjoy receiving gifts such as chocolates, roses and cards. Emily, who’s birthday happens to be on Valentine’s Day, would like a gift that’s not materialistic. While flowers and candy may be nice to receive on her holiday birthday, they are nothing close to what she …Read More >