Poetry Sunday: The Pull of the Moon

April 20, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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This week features two holidays based on the lunar calendar. Add to that the events of both a blood moon and a lunar eclipse last week, and it seems particularly fitting to present “Hound Point” today.

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“Feed the Good Wolf”: Dr. Ford Reviews Arianna Huffington’s ‘Thrive’

April 17, 2014 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.


By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

“Onward, upward, and inward” were the closing words of Huffington’s Smith commencement speech, and in this book she details the ways in which she learned to focus inward in order to restore balance in her life.

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TV Review: ‘Mad Men’—the End, Part I

April 8, 2014 by Alexandra MacAaron


By Alexandra MacAaron

Since Day One, Don Draper’s personal life has been a train wreck, but he was always able to weave magic for clients. He’s an abhorrent human being, but we root for him. The wonder of “Mad Men” is that Don, despite his womanizing and whiskey, has somehow been the moral compass of the show for us all along.

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Poetry Sunday: Poetry Matters

April 6, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

Every year, we come to the first Sunday in April, National Poetry Month, feeling like Mrs. Bennet—more than a little desperate to see the family secure by virtue of true love, willing to settle for marriage, and potentially guilty of promoting dalliance.

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Dr. Ford on Emotional Health: A Woman Alone

April 3, 2014 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.


By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

Making assumptions that we don’t automatically make about men, we often assume that the single woman is not single by choice: Something is amiss.

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Days of Their Lives—Earth, Fire, Water: Jerolyn Morrison’s Dream Job

April 1, 2014 by Deborah Harkins


By Deborah Harkins

Jerolyn and her fellow researchers tease out the details of the ancient Minoans’ domestic life through piecing together shattered objects, chemical analysis, experiments (like cooking demonstrations), and informed speculation. “We put these deposits together very slowly, very meticulously, to form a story about an archaeological deposit that’s been excavated,” she tells us.

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Poetry Sunday: The History of Two Women, Part 5

March 30, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change


Irena Praitis’s compassion comes through in all of her investigations—into the life of her grandmother, presented in the early Sundays of this month, and into her own life, her child’s, and ours.

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WIGS, a New Breed of Women’s Programming—Watch Online!

March 25, 2014 by Alexandra MacAaron


By Alexandra MacAaron

Celebrating its second anniversary this spring, WIGS offers more than 150 episodes of scripted content, including 15 high-end original series, 7 short films, and 10 documentaries, all starring female leads.

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Poetry Sunday: The Source of Our Singing, from Irena Praitis

March 23, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change


Throughout her examination of the generations that surround her, Irena Praitis enlarges the specifics of one family to encompass the great horizon of human mystery and experience.

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Songs for International Happiness Day

March 20, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

What are the tunes that convey unalloyed joy to you?

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Women in Art: Sandy Gellis—the Contemporary Sorceress

March 18, 2014 by Grace Graupe-Pillard

The Artist Sandy Gellis. Photo by Grace Graupe-Pillard.

By Grace Graupe-Pillard

Sandy Gellis is one of the pioneer women artists to utilize water, earth, air, and light as her palette. She investigates the indispensable primary elements of life by transforming the mysterious “unseen” to the germinating “seen.”

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Movies: ‘The Lady in Number 6’—“Music Saved My Life”

March 16, 2014 by Alexandra MacAaron


By Alexandra MacAaron

Her mother was taken to Treblinka and her husband to Dachau. Neither survived. Herz-Sommer and her son, Raphael, who was then 6, were among the lucky ones (if you can imagine using that phrase to talk about anyone persecuted during that period). They were taken to Theresienstadt.

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Poetry Sunday: The History of Two Women, Part 3

March 16, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change


“f I was working near the road, people stopped and watched. They called out, surprised to see a woman in the fields, wearing pants, swinging a machete through the grass to gather hay. . .”

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Poetry Sunday: The History of Two Women, Part 2

March 9, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change


Finding a way to pay for what one wants has been one of the bedrock and continuing struggles of women throughout history. Here Irena shows us her grandmother’s persistence and patience in that struggle, and between the lines we see what Irena learned as well.

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Sheryl Sandberg Made Me Cry

March 7, 2014 by Susan Lieberman

By Susan Lieberman

An hour into reading “Lean In” on a plane trip home, I found myself crying. It hit me hard that I hadn’t leaned in, and instinctively I was aware that I hadn’t done so because I feared what it would do to my marriage.

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