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Inspired by my mother

20 Inspiring Women We Lost in 2014 : A Tribute

Every year we lose many women that have led incredible lives however some of them may not been remembered in the lists that are compiled at year’s end.  Inspired By My Mom is starting a traditional of paying tribute to … Continue reading

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5 Inspiring Women of 2014 – Or Is That 6 with 2 at the International Space Station

Samantha Cristoforetti was born in Milan in 1977 and has spent her life pursuing what, at times, may have seemed like an impossible dream. After being one of the first women to apply when the Italian air force opened to … Continue reading

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When I Called My Stepmom “Mom”

I was two years old when my stepmother Gini burst into my life like a glamorous, marauding Valkyrie set on bending me to her will. She had platinum blond hair worn in an Aqua-Net bouffant, thick black eyeliner, and a … Continue reading

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How My Daughter Has Inspired Me & Changed My Life

When my daughter Nichole was born, her diagnosis of Down syndrome hung over me like a heavy, wet blanket. It clung to me, robbing me from any feelings of love. My motherly instinct was nowhere to be found. I went … Continue reading

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The Montreal Massacre of 14 Women – 25 Years Later

The killing began just before 5 pm on December 6th, 1989 at the École Polytechnique – the engineering faculty of the Université de Montréal. Within less than half an hour 28 people had been shot or stabbed.  All the dead were women and … Continue reading

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She Has Always Marched to the Beat of Her Own Drum

As a young girl I was once asked who my hero was. Without doubt I said, “my mom.” To this day, I would give the same answer. We don’t always see the accurate picture of ourselves through our own eyes. … Continue reading

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Playing Your Part to End Violence against Women

By UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Nicole Kidman UN Women Goodwill Ambassador and Academy Award-winner Nicole Kidman raises awareness to end violence against women. With UN Women, she has travelled to countries, highlighting the challenges and solutions on the ground to … Continue reading

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A Daughter’s Last Words to Her Mother

In my post of October 2, 2014, I included the story of Reyhaneh Jabbari, a young Iranian woman who had been found guilty of murdering the man who attempted to rape her at the age of 19. At that time … Continue reading

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How I Was Inspired By an Olympian

I have always been in awe of Olympic athletes. I deeply admire their dedication, determination and drive. While in Mexico in December, I met my first Olympian – Muffy Davis who has won seven Olympic medals. We met when our kids … Continue reading

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She Lost Both Parents, Survived Ebola and Is Now Helping Others Fight It

Salome Karwah thought her life was over when she tested positive for Ebola. But after recovering at the Elwa 3 Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Ebola treatment center in Monrovia, Liberia, she began working as a mental health counselor … Continue reading

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