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Tags - extraordinary

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 · 1260 days ago

In a lawless area of Mexico where police officers frequently quit because of low pay and high risks, where police chiefs and mayors are regularly murdered, and where drug cartels seem to be in control, one town's solution to these problems is more remarkab
IntheHeartland · 1436 days ago

  Some women never give up. Take Diana Nyad for example. Nyad, born August 22, 1949 in New York City, is attempting to complete a long-distance swim she attempted more than 30 years ago. Sometime this summer Nyad wants to make the 103-mile swim from Cuba
IntheHeartland · 1493 days ago

Ana Gonzales Lewis (right) and her daughter Joli   Children's stories often have magical folk. Sometimes they offer the heroine three wishes. I've often thought about how best I'd use those wishes. As a wise woman I knew that my first wish would be
IntheHeartland · 1501 days ago

    Sexy! Carmelina Vargas is definitely that and more as she sings and sways in her music video Love: "Turn off the lights. Take off our clothes. The rest is for no one to know... The 20 something-year-old Latina is an enchantress. It doesn't
IntheHeartland · 1522 days ago

    Nirupama Pathak was a smart young woman. Her parents, who live in a remote mining region of India, were obviously proud of their daughter. They paid for her to go to graduate school in New Delhi, India's capital city. Ms. Pathak studied jou
IntheHeartland · 1535 days ago

  In a perfect world everyone would love one another. What are the chances that such a world will ever exist? Believe it or not a world of unconditional love already exists. At least it does for people who have Williams syndrome. People with this ra
IntheHeartland · 1564 days ago

  Radmilla Cody may have grown up unfamiliar with the lyrics of Tammy Wynette's song Stand by Your Man. She, however, has lived them. Radmilla's connection to singing deepened during the 18 months she spent in prison. She was incarcerated for not rep
IntheHeartland · 1573 days ago

How would you react if you 16-year-old daughter said she was going to sail around the world on her own? That's what Jessica Watson told her parents. Jessica recently became the youngest person to circumnavigate the globe solo, nonstop and unassisted when
IntheHeartland · 1579 days ago

Check out photos of me in NYC on set of Good Morning American on my blog Living in the Heartland. Order a copy of this great book about contemporary American women at Amazon.com.  
IntheHeartland · 1581 days ago

    The time has come as with all things to move on. In this particular case I want to use the next few posts to examine the utility of Facebook for writers. To be honest I spend little time on Facebook. Instead, I am more occupied with Twitter
IntheHeartland · 1586 days ago

  Question: Suppose you are the only adult around when a child begins to drown in a swimming pool. There are other children nearby, but they are too young to help. You see nothing in the pool area you can use to help the child. She is beyond your rea
IntheHeartland · 1588 days ago

Here's the latest press on my new book Living in the Heartland: Three Extraordinary Women's Stories . The book signing went well. I got to meet Ife's uncle. He was so proud of her he bought two books!!
IntheHeartland · 1598 days ago

  In December 2008, a woman was arrested in an Atlanta courthouse. Lisa Valentine, 40, said her human and civil rights had been violated by the judge who cited her for contempt of court when she refused to remove her head covering. The judge had a
IntheHeartland · 1601 days ago

  My friend Leslie (moondustwriter.com) asked her readers earlier in May to write something in 160 characters. She challenged: "What can you do in 160 characters? A story surely not! I have titles longer than 160 characters for goodness sake." Lesli
IntheHeartland · 1602 days ago

    Having lived most of my life along the coast - Pacific, Atlantic, and Gulf - I am particularly concerned about the devastation that the Louisiana coastal region is facing since BP's Deepwater Horizon exploded and sank in April. That is why
IntheHeartland · 1605 days ago

      I'm proud, although a little late to announce, that the very lovely Maureen Doallas featured my book Living in the Heartland: Three Extraordinary Women's Stories and me on her blog Writing without Paper on May 6.  
IntheHeartland · 1606 days ago

Many Americans are deeply worried about the estimated 210,000 gallons of petroleum per day that are spewing from site off the Louisiana coast.  The disaster began ten days ago BP’s rig Deepwater Horizon exploded and sank. The spreading slick is
IntheHeartland · 1609 days ago
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