Browsing Category 52 Real Women

  • EW 52RW Susan E. Oser a
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    We ALL Have a Similar Struggle

    The other day, I had the opportunity to watch some of the documentary The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross on PBS.  I found it to be fascinating ...

    September 7, 2015
  • EW 52RW Ruth Coghill
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    Failure is Not a Person

    I’m not good enough. I’ll never measure up. I’ve made a mess of my life.  The feelings of guilt, fear and inadequacy followed me everywhere. I couldn’t even ...

    August 24, 2015
  • ew.52RW Jennie McClelland
    52 Real Women

    Are We Really That Different?

    Being a mom or grandma, no matter how many children or grandchildren you have or how old they are, is a tough job. You already knew that.  You ...

    August 17, 2015
  • EW 52RW Marilyn Donnellan
    52 Real Women


    I often appear at workshops and conventions looking weird, just to see how people react.  My alter ego’s name is “Sophie Longhoofer.” She looks sort of like a ...

    August 3, 2015
  • Alexandra Bahou
    52 Real Women

    Who YOU Are…

    Self-discovery is a very intimidating term.  It’s a quest, perhaps the ultimate adventure that we all must embark on in life.  But, like any adventure, while thrilling and ...

    July 27, 2015
  • 52RW Hannah Holliday
    52 Real Women

    Embracing Your Flaws

    It is hard to learn to accept our flaws and see them as strengths. It can be a long time, consuming process to become confident in the things ...

    July 13, 2015
  • 52RW helen hicks
    52 Real Women

    Be Everything!

    In the early 1900s, my grandmother, Helen, (Valedictorian of her high school class) – had few opportunities.  Her place in life was to grow, marry, have children, and ...

    July 6, 2015
  • ew.WillardTracy
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    A Time to Grieve… and a Time to Dance

    Sad fact:  life is full of emergencies, urgent situations, grief and illness.  In recovering from such circumstances, we muddle through.  Our focus is limited to those in our ...

    June 29, 2015
  • ew.StaceyWashington
    52 Real Women

    Own Your Beauty & Greatness

    My mother named me Stacey because she thought it was a great name for a secretary.  When I was born, women (especially black women) didn’t commonly aspire to ...

    June 1, 2015