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Woman raises her hands to the sun in happiness

You have the power to decide how circumstances affect you It’s easy to get caught up in the blame game…looking outside myself to find reasons why I’m not happy. I blame the weather, the waiter, the coffee, the kids, the house,  the spouse, the friends, the boss, or the other drivers on the road. If…

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Shattering Gender Roles One ‘Mean Girl’ at a Time

In an interview broadcast on CBS This Morning, Ivanka Trump assured host Gayle King that she plans to advocate for women’s “economic empowerment” in her role as an unpaid special assistant to her father, the President of the United States. She plans to do this in such a quiet manner, that most people won’t even…

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By Marisa Treviño |
We Aren’t Getting This Diversity Thing
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We Aren’t Getting This Diversity Thing

I know I’m going to rub a few folks the wrong way by writing this, or at least raise a few eyebrows when the title pops up in their news feed. I want to start by saying I am a person who loves people. I love meeting new people each and every day, and I…

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By Janet Bernstein |
Women Leaders from Two Sister Cities Utilize their Friendship to Build Bridges of Greater Understanding
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Women Leaders from Two Sister Cities Utilize their Friendship to Build Bridges of Greater Understanding

Women from Fort Worth, Texas and Toluca, Mexico came together to host “Women: Engine of Change”—a three-day conference that focused on topics that are important to women from both cities and all over the world. The conference took place April 11 – 13, 2017 in Fort Worth, Texas, and was planned by three local organizations…

Women in Leadership: What Holds Us Back?
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Women in Leadership: What Holds Us Back?

For the last five years I have extensively studied leadership, with an emphasis on women’s leadership—researching all aspects of the subject for my dissertation and post-doctoral work. What intrigued me was how the workforce is comprised of about 50% females, or in the case of healthcare it’s approximately 75% female. However, at the executive-level women…

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By Dr. Cortney Baker |
Why My Mother Will Always Be My First Love
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Why My Mother Will Always Be My First Love

For twenty-five years, I have had the pleasure of being in love with the same woman. Despite her doing this crazy thing called dying in March of 2014, we have had an uninterrupted love affair that has consistently expanded as we have. When she was still housed in a human body, the glow of genuine,…

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By Rachel Haugabook |
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I’ve Always Looked Good in Plaid

As long as I can remember I’ve really liked “the guys.” I’d rather drink a beer and watch the game than sip something fruity and gossip. I find that many women are intimated by me and I’m ok with that. Quite frankly I don’t have the time nor desire to deal with their issues. So,…

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By Crystal Lewis |
Immigrant Roots: My Quilt of Richness
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Immigrant Roots: My Quilt of Richness

One of the many compelling issues now facing society is that of immigration and the ongoing crisis of assisting refugees. While many around the globe are willing to do all that they can to help, some choose to look away. It is not my intent to make the case for what countries or individuals must…

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By Tricia Medrano Bridges |
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Living with Depression: A Gift from My Son

While many people were celebrating Valentine’s Day with gifts of affection and love, mine was a different celebration. Where many received gifts of chocolates and flowers and some special ones received a ring and a vow of forever, I received a razor. See my son suffers from depression and suicidal thoughts. He has never been…

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By Danón Carter |