Tag Archives: humanitarian

12 Female Olympians Who Made History

In 1976, Nadia Comăneci made history and set a world record for the most 10 scores at a single edition of the Olympic Games. Continue reading

Advertisements
Posted in Daughter, Inspirational, Mother, Wife, Women | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Black History Month : 20 Inspiring Quotes from African American Women

These quotes by notable African American women provide inspiration.
Continue reading

Posted in Inspirational, Mother, Wife, Women | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

In Her Own Words : I was forced to become one of his 27 ‘wives’

Evelyn Amony was abducted by the Ugandan rebel group known as the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) when she was only 12 years old. For nearly three decades, this rebel group has committed a range of atrocities including the abduction of … Continue reading

Posted in Inspirational, Mother, Wife, Women | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Kayla Mueller : The Daughter that Every Mother Hopes She is Raising

Kayla Mueller had been held hostage by the Islamic State since 2013.  She was kidnapped while leaving a Doctor’s Without Borders hospital in Aleppo, Syria on August 4th – just 10 days shy of her 25th birthday.  She was working … Continue reading

Posted in Daughter, Inspirational, Mother, Women | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

The Gift of Sally Ride’s Secret

I stayed up until 4 a.m. last night reading Lynn Sherr’s biography, Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space, an unwise choice, given my schedule for today. Now, I’m sitting on my flight home to Seattle from NYC, where I … Continue reading

Posted in Inspirational, Mother, Wife, Women | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

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

Posted in Daughter, Inspirational, Mother, Wife, Women | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Daughter, Inspirational, Mother, Women | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Inspirational, Mother, Wife, Women | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Daughter, Father, Inspirational, Mother, Women | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

I Do It Because I Promised My Daughter I Would Live

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I think it apropos to honor an inspiring woman, Maimah Karmo, who not only battled with the illness but has taken her challenges and built upon them to educate and support others. She … Continue reading

Posted in Daughter, Inspirational, Mother, Women | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment