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Family & Friends

Christmas with My ‘Little’ Family

By Suzanne Russell
By Suzanne Russell

When I was a child, the magic of Christmas was making and giving handmade gifts. I started in September and carefully made every gift that I gave. I am returning to my childhood tradition this year and I am making something for each member of my wonderful little family.

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Books · Poetry

Afghan Women’s Writing Project: ‘Washing the Dust From Our Hearts’

By Suzanne Russell
By Suzanne Russell

AWWP maintains a high level of secrecy to protect its writers. The Internet café in Kabul that is used by many of the women is at an undisclosed location. All of the women write under pseudonyms and avoid including details in their work that could give away their identities. Some of the writing from the Internet workshops is not posted because it would put the writer in certain danger.

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Arts & Culture · Fine Art

The Tao of Friendship

By Suzanne Russell
By Suzanne Russell

An important part of our relationship has always been sharing ideas about art. As an artist and friend, Patty Hudak understood when I suddenly stopped making physical artwork in order to focus on giving free legal and social support to refugees in Denmark. She was one of the few people who understood that creating solutions to problems in individuals’ lives was similar to creating paintings or other art objects.

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Family & Friends

The Gift of Family

By Suzanne Russell
By Suzanne Russell

My family and I wanted to do something special for my father when he turned 80 years old. It was Isabel’s idea to adopt a bench in Central Park and dedicate it to Grandpa from all his grandchildren. My father has always used the park, and for years he and his wife have lived near the entrance at 72nd Street on the Upper East Side. They have walked several generations of dogs in the park.

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News

Wednesday 5: ‘Women of Change’ for Whom We’re Thankful This Year

By Women's Voices For Change
In this week's Wednesday 5, we share with you five women (although we could share with you 100 times more) we're incredibly thankful for this Thanskgiving. And we didn't have to look far—they are right here in our Women's Voices vast family. These women move us, challenge us, inspire us, and make us laugh. On the eve of Thanksgiving, we share with you their stories and the valuable life lessons they've shared with us and our readers over the course of the year.
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Arts & Culture · Fine Art

Lost and Found: What I Discovered at Summer School

By Suzanne Russell
By Suzanne Russell

Suzanne Russell is an artist, writer, and activist-lawyer who has been living in Copenhagen, Denmark, for the past 25 years. Over the years she's shared her passion for the arts with us via a mosaic of art reviews, interviews, and artist profiles. But, as is the case with many of us who choose to spend time taking care of others—family, community, colleagues—Suzanne tells us here that she came close to being disconnected from herself, until she found that self in summer school.

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Emotional Health

Independence Day—Our Way

By Women's Voices For Change
"It wasn’t so much a declaration of independence as an act of independence. Without thinking, I put myself first. I didn’t discuss, compromise, or accommodate. I didn’t check the dates of my children’s college vacations or ask my husband when or where he wanted to travel this summer. I did what I wanted to do, and it felt great."
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