What the Murdered Teen Tiffany Gayle Means to Me...

Tiffany was a teen who used to live in my neighborhood until few years ago. She was beautiful, full of life and only fifteen. In 2010, Tiffany was beaten to death by her parents at her own home. ...Photo Courtesy: City News Her name was Tiffany Gayle.......more

Why the FDA Needs to Approve 'Female Viagra'

It’s been 17 years since Viagra—the “little blue pill” to boost men’s sexual function—was approved by the FDA. Since 1998, men have had the privilege of using Viagra to improve their sex lives....more
It is interesting to me, as a natural health practitioner, that you sought the help of doctors ...more

Female peacekeepers take the helm, to end gender-based violence

A training course piloted in India aims to equip female military officers in peacekeeping missions to tackle sexual and gender-based violence. ...more

5 Tips to Get Lawmakers to Listen to You

How do we take our stories straight to our elected representatives to make the changes mothers need in the US today? At the Mom-mentum Leadership Conference in March I met Serena Liguori, Associate Director of Herstory, an organization that teaches marginalized women — including homeless, imprisoned, immigrant, disabled — to write and tell their stories....more

Reading between the lines: Moldovan journalists embrace balanced reporting

After gender sensitivity training and follow-up self-assessment exercises run by UN Women, coverage of women has nearly doubled in 17 print and online Moldovan media outlets. ...more

5 Tips I Wish Someone Had Told Me at Graduation

Over the weekend, I attended Sacramento State's Arts and Letters graduation ceremony. It was my first time on the faculty side and it surprised me how much fun I had watching so many of my students walk across the stage.I loved that the Communication Studies faculty lined the center aisle and shook hands and/or hugged every one of our graduates. (Next time, I might implement a High-Five policy because my hand is still sore from hundreds of shakes.)...more
@hazzeltoz I would love, love, love that!more

The new yellow in Sierra Leone: Getting Ebola to Zero

A year on from the Ebola outbreak, a new campaign with journalists, students and teachers is injecting fresh energy into the drive to kick Ebola out of Sierra Leone. ...more

This Memorial Weekend

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A grateful heart: Remembering their sacrifice

On this Memorial Day, I am feeling intense gratitude for the men and women who have laid down their lives in the service of others. I've been scrolling through posts about parades, memorials, and images of the devastation of war (see here for a very poignant and artful slideshow of veterans' injuries)....more

Salute Our Fallen Heroes

September 11, 2001 was just like any other day as I drove onto Fort Gordon, GA. I worked at the treatment facility as a SGT in the Medical Corp. What happened on this date changed our country and military forever. As the staff and patients watched the tragic events unfold we all were overcome with grief, helplessness, and anger. We had so many questions and very few answers....more