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Captured Moments with Helen Keller

Helen Keller, born deaf and blind in June 27, 1880,  was a frustrated, angry, wild child of six when teacher Ann Sullivan stepped into her life.  Ann finally broke through Helen's prison of silence during an infamous encounter at a water pump . She dedicated her life to this child and young woman, watching as she grew into a fascinating, influeuntial person. Helen's quotations reveal an intelligent, strong, positive woman who still is an inspiration to many. ...more

Strong Women Survive: A Guide to Surviving Divorce and Thriving

Wow! The day is finally here. My book is done. I put my heart and soul into this book. I will be publishing it on Amazon tonight. It is truly soul baring for me as I am usually a very private person. I wrote this book because I wanted to help other women get through divorce. Not only get through it but to thrive. I wanted to encourage women that no matter how difficult your life seems things can and will get better. If we unite together we can get through anything....more
Congratulations! I love the title of your book, too.  I also wrote a self help book for women ...more

Uniform Mandatory: Identity Optional

A Tribute to the Women in my Life

     Mother's Day always makes me sad for all of the things I didn't have in my past.  Tonight I realized when you don't have a great role model, you have to find your own.  I am blessed with wonderful women that teach me everything I need to know about life....more

My Warrior

     I know a man who talks big and acts small.  When push comes to shove, he realizes he cannot do what needs to be done.  It is easier to sacrifice the many for the needs of the one.  Most of the men in my life continually teach me the same lesson. ...more

Healing from the shame and guilt of rape...

This is a blog I never thought I would write. It is actually nothing I have even said out loud to many people in my life. I just want to say now, that this post is in no way about sympathy or attention. I want neither. I do want women who have lived through the same thing, to know they are not alone. You are not the only one out there who has sucked it in forever, who has felt guilty, even when you know deep inside none of it was your fault. ...more
@John___ I am sorry for what happened to you as well, no one deserves to be abused, ever. I hope ...more

Strong Women: Sarah Bertram

This is the third post in a series about exceptional women in Eugene....more

Fantastic Female Movie Characters

Award-winning journalist and novelist L.J. Sellers interviews Professor Kathleen Rowe Karlyn, a film studies expert, who shares her top ten female film characters.As the author of The Unruly Woman: Gender and the Genres of Laughter, Kathleen is drawn to “independent woman who hold their ground.” This list she says, “represents the range of ways strong and interesting women can appear in film and on TV.”...more

You mentioned a bunch of films I haven't even seen! Must put them in my Netflix ...more

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