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Women’s abilities are always being called into question. Take Rick Santorum's poke at women being too emotion for duty at the front lines of combat situations. A select corps of women is fighting back. Read the story of one American and two Afghani teenage
IntheHeartland · 2026 days ago

It’s one thing to accept total responsibility for yourself, but there’s far more self-reliance and strength of character involved when you’ve undertaken an adventure nearly two months long, alone, and trekking nearly blind in the vast, cold region of Antar
IntheHeartland · 2056 days ago

In spite of her family being homeless one 17-year-old girl has stayed focused. Samantha Garvey recently discovered she's being considered for a national prestigious science award, and hopes to get a full scholarship to college to study marine biology. Read
IntheHeartland · 2067 days ago

PLUS Model Magazine, according to an article by Tamara Abraham for the United Kingdom-based online blog Daily Mail, has sparked controversy. See if you can guess what the controversy is from the accompanying photograph. Then check out my Living in the Hear
IntheHeartland · 2079 days ago

As a young teenager Lateefah seemed to be going nowhere. She dropped out of school and was on probation for shoplifting. Then someone offered her a different path. She changed directions and at 19 she took over a women's center helped women and girls find
IntheHeartland · 2081 days ago

I overheard a woman say, “Girls can be SO catty.”The woman she was talking to responded, “They ARE, aren’t they!”It was a lesson my mother taught me. Her point was: “Don’t trust girls, they’re out to hurt you.”This year I discovered how important other wom
IntheHeartland · 2089 days ago

In order to break the cycle of girls growing into women who see their worth in terms of image, we need to talk to them about what really makes them beautiful. Read more about author Lisa Bloom’s advice to women about talking to girls on my Living in the He
IntheHeartland · 2114 days ago

Angela Addington is a database geek. It comes in handy as she matches a storehouse of toys with deserving children. She’s the founder of Hannah's Treasure Chest, a charitable organization that collects gentle-used items then channels them through community
IntheHeartland · 2126 days ago

Erin Curtiss is a midwife in Seattle. Haiti has a desperate for midwives. Women in Haiti are fifty times more likely to die during childbirth than women in America. Erin volunteered to go to Haiti to lend a hand. She was unprepared for what she discovered.
IntheHeartland · 2142 days ago

Americans persist in telling and retelling the Thanksgiving story. It is a well-meaning celebration of the bounty of the land of the country and thanks to the Native American people who helped the Pilgrims who had newly immigrated. But Thanksgiving is a le
IntheHeartland · 2150 days ago

Mary Anne Angel might be described as the little mouse that roars. Her outward demeanor is neither loud nor forceful. However, her strength, unbounded energy to do good deeds, her concern for humanity, and readiness to extend the warmth of friendship is wh
IntheHeartland · 2163 days ago

Life is tough for women in Afghanistan. The lack of childcare may seem like a trivial matter until you consider the need of one mother. Without child care options she has to fly dangerous supply missions to remote areas and disaster zones in a military hel
IntheHeartland · 2182 days ago

The saying goes: You can’t fool Mother Earth. Those who think they can will have to contend with Vandana Shiva. Shiva is an environmental activist who has won numerous international awards for her three decades of work to protect natural resources and prom
IntheHeartland · 2202 days ago

Perry Barber was a singer/songwriter growing up in the 1970s. She did office work for Gladys Knight, and performed as an opener for Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, and Hall and Oates. But music was not to be her calling. Instead, her career path lay on the
IntheHeartland · 2208 days ago

Anita Woodley, a journalist and radio producer, channels her younger self, her mother and grandmother in a one-woman play she has written to tell a powerful story about women’s leadership. It is an earnest story about sickness and healing, aging, love, and
IntheHeartland · 2219 days ago

Have you ever wanted something SO much you were willing to wait however long it took? Well, Keiko Fukuda waited almost 80 years to realizing her dream. At the age of 98 Keiko Fukuda became the first woman to achieve a tenth-degree black belt in Judo. The p
IntheHeartland · 2230 days ago

  Civil disobedience is on the rise. This can be a good thing, as is the case in Israel this summer. Israeli women are risking criminal prosecution by going to the beach. They are taking Palestinian women along to protest decades of dehumanization. Read th
IntheHeartland · 2237 days ago

Karen Loucks Rinedollar demonstrates how a person’s desire to do something on a small scale can have much larger implications. Her simple idea has grown to a nationwide nonprofit that makes comforters for ailing children. Read her story on my Living in the
IntheHeartland · 2244 days ago

Why is a Russian group of women in their 70s and 80s grabbing international attention?  It’s because they’re rocking the world. Music keeps a person young.  Check the Babuskas out on my blog Living in the Heartland.
IntheHeartland · 2253 days ago

  Princess Ameerah Al-Taweel doesn’t want to drive men mad. She does, however, want to be able to drive a car. No Saudi Arabia woman has the legal right to drive a car. Princess Ammerah is a vocal proponent of women’s rights. Saudi women’s rights are sever
IntheHeartland · 2259 days ago

  At 93 Therrell Camille Smith keeps everyone on their toes. She’s still teaching ballet in a school she established 60 plus years ago in her hometown of Washington D.C. Read more about this amazing woman on my blog Living in the Heartland.
IntheHeartland · 2264 days ago
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