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Why I Wear My Mother’s Robe

My mother died four years ago. Every morning I wake up, and without thinking I put on her robe. Of all the precious things she gave me; a sense of humor, a love of Mondays, her favorite ring and her … Continue reading

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How Maya Angelou Inspired Me to Write

I was seventeen and at my best friend’s house for her seventeenth birthday party. Despite being really good friends I couldn’t bring myself to share with her what had happened to me when I was aged seven, such was the … Continue reading

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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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What is Bravery? She is 22-year-old Tuğçe Albayrak

She was a university student whose dreams of becoming a high-school teacher came to a brutal end one weekend night last month. She stepped in to protect two teenage girls from harassment by three men at a fast food restaurant … 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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