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Despite life obstacles that make Mt. Everest look like a speed bump, I found my way and continue to use a checks-and-balances approach to life. Even with the focus that takes, which I slip up on sometimes, I seem to have fashioned a career of sorts for
bookmark_terry · 1862 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 · 1933 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 · 1963 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 · 1974 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 · 1987 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 · 2021 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 · 2033 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 · 2057 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 · 2070 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 · 2089 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 · 2109 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 · 2115 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 · 2126 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 · 2137 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 · 2160 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 · 2166 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 · 2171 days ago

Memorial Day weekend is the official start of the summer vacation season in America. This weekend, when millions of Americans take to the road, seems like a particularly appropriate time to recognize Grete Waitz, the Norwegian-born woman who died of cancer
IntheHeartland · 2217 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 · 2223 days ago

Who says girls aren’t good in math and science? Jean Bartik was a brain-ENIAC. She was one of six unsung heroines who helped lead the world into the computer age. There weren’t many career options available to this woman who was born in 1927. Jean was obv
IntheHeartland · 2243 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 · 2249 days ago
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