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Betty Makoni, Activist and Humanitarian – In Her Own Words (Part 1)

Betty Makoni is a woman who has turned devastating adversity into a strength that is impacting and transforming thousands of lives and the generations that follow. She is a gender activist who founded the Girl Child Network (GCN), which cares … Continue reading

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Dear Mom, Can You Tell Me How You’ve Done It?

Dear Mom, I can imagine the feeling of sheer joy you felt the day he was born. I can imagine the peace that blanketed you while your arms blanketed him. I can imagine the look in your eyes as you … Continue reading

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An Artist’s Inspiration

One thing about my mom is that she was so much fun to be around and, when you were with her, she made it seem that you were the only one in the world.  It was always like that for … Continue reading

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My Two Rockstar Grandmas and Their 30 Life Lessons

These gems were gleaned from a four-hour car ride with both of my grandmothers. Enjoy! Never let other people define you.  Marry your best friend. You should do what you love in life, even if it doesn’t pay top dollar. … Continue reading

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Giving Up Was Not An Option

She was born in Germany in 1922 before returning with her parents to her mother’s village in central Poland in 1926. Not quite 17 when the Second World War broke out and living under German occupation, she knew she would … Continue reading

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A Tale of Three Decisions

In many ways, Hansaben’s story is typical of millions of ordinary Indian women, but it is also a story of extraordinary strength, determination and courage. Hansaben was born the second of five daughters in a poor farming family. The family … Continue reading

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My Mother, My Inspiration!

We all need to have people around us who believe in us, who love us unconditionally, and who see more in us than we see in ourselves. I am blessed to have many mentors, both personally and professionally, who do … Continue reading

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How Nonna Angela Inspired Me – A Reflection

I feel blessed to have been able to spend so much time with my maternal grandmother. As we laid her to rest on what would have been her 91st birthday in January her words “I never expected to live a … Continue reading

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Just Doing What Needs To Be Done

My mom is someone very special. She has always done what needs to be done. That is just what she did. No frills and no recognition required. She has a huge heart and a beautiful spirit. She is the best … Continue reading

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My Mother’s Many Hats

If I were to describe my mom, I would probably say she is the best. And I wish I could give you a better description but that’s really all there is to it. She’s the best hugger, the best cuddler, … Continue reading

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