Why Women Stay Silent

She is ashamed of what happened. She is afraid of the social and work-related repercussions. She is fearful that she won’t be believed. She blames herself. There are many reasons why a woman stays silent after being sexually assaulted. But waiting months or even years...

Origami Owls as Therapy for Sexual Harassment Victims

When a small group of parishioners at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Capitol Hill, Washington, DC, began a discussion on sexual harassment led by parishioner and artist Elin Whitney-Smith, the number of incidents revealed by the assembled males and females per person...

Keep it Simple – Mindfulness and Wellness

It can sometimes feel like the word “wellness” is thrown around a lot in popular media. Whether it is in the office, at school, or just at home watching TV, it seems there are always new initiatives promoting health and wellness. This is great!  But sometimes, at...

Her-Story

Beginning in 1911, March 8 has been known as “International Women’s Day,” but long before this date women have been making history. In observance of International Women’s Day, March has been named Women’s History Month. Historically, women have been the foundation of...

Colonoscopy: Colorectal Cancer’s Detective

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, and if colonoscopies had been as common in 1977 as they are today, my mother might still be alive; if they hadn’t become such an innovative procedure, I might not have survived.Medical statistics tell us that colorectal cancer is...

30 Years a Slave: The True Story of Elizabeth Keckley

With International Women’s Day this month, it’s a time to reflect on women’s treatment through the years. There was a time when all women wanted was financial freedom and a chance to vote. And in the case of many Americans shrouded in time, an escape from...

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