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  The day we met, class was starting and I faced you, sat opposite you in circle. You were not shy about showing people, you said. Still, you weren’t speaking to me and I had not ventured out into the world since my brother died. I was shy, nervous, my bal
bookmark_terry · 1825 days ago

Fade to grey No one sees No one knows Would they even care? What am I doing? It hurts but I feel relief Nobody sees the pain inside of me Nobody wants to know Not really I disappear in front of their eyes But they’re too blind to notice Or perhaps th
Elle · 1881 days ago

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 · 2103 days ago

You are beautiful, yes you are!  We are so hard on ourselves, arent we?  We run the household, take care of kids and may have a career.  We decide on practically everything, dont we?  What doctors to use, form of healing to use, supermarkets to shop at and
StrongestMinds · 2133 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 · 2156 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 · 2166 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 · 2191 days ago

A few months ago I was talking with my sister, I had shared with her some challenges I was wrestling with, after a 5 minute diatribe, my closing statement just before coming up for air was something like this: “I keep telling myself to snap the fuck out of
Elin · 2224 days ago

Until recently I think I largely misunderstood what it meant to receive—on some level I had receiving in the same category as taking.   I have a distinct memory from middle school, my art teacher complimented me and instead of thanking him I made a self-de
Elin · 2225 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 · 2240 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 · 2285 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 · 2308 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 · 2314 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 · 2330 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 · 2336 days ago

U.S. women talking to Afghan women is an idea far too long in coming. U.S. Marines are undertaking an experiment in Afghanistan. They are embracing the power of women’s work. A few women have been added to duty on the front lines. Read more about this on m
IntheHeartland · 2393 days ago

Who hasn’t had a moment when they felt like yelling? What if you couldn’t? What if you weren’t able to say anything?Those among us who are able-bodied often take our abilities for granted. Jan Christian hasn’t taken the power of her voice for granted for a
IntheHeartland · 2405 days ago

Becca Stevens has created Thistle Farms, a natural bath and body products business, to benefit the women who make the products. Becca, an Episcopal priest, established the company to improve the lives of women whose lives have been touched by violence, add
IntheHeartland · 2420 days ago

Tawakul Karmen has crossed significant barriers to demonstrate against Yemen's President Ali Absullah Saleh, a man who has dominated Yemini politics for more than three decades.More than 5 million Yeminis live in poverty and nearly half are illiterate. Yem
IntheHeartland · 2428 days ago

Women’s military service extends to a wide range of capacities, even in combat areas. Many have lost their lives, limbs, even been recognized as heroines. Yet, only one woman – Ann Dunwoody – has been promoted to Four Star General. Why is that? Are militar
IntheHeartland · 2461 days ago

    It's hard to pick up a newspaper (yes, some people still read the morning news in print form) or listen to the news these days without hearing stories related to gay rights. The saddest stories involve the death of tormented youth such as 1
IntheHeartland · 2612 days ago
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