Articles in Category: Women Worldwide

My Mother

By Silvia Natale

This is the simple, story of my amazing mother, Christine Serini, who was born in Germany. When she was 30 she traveled to Italy, and there she met her husband. She has lived in Italy for almost 40 years; she’s now 69 years old.
Christine remembers the most challenging situation on her life. When she was living in Germany, after the war, it was a very, very difficult time for the country and for her family. Her father – who was an engineer – lost his job and he couldn’t find another one for 10 years; he was often very sad.

If It Ain't Broke...Fix It Anyway

This story, written by James Christie under the headline "Heil Ready to Race Again," first appeared in The Globe and Mail, one of Canada's national newspapers, on December 12, 2008.

jennifer-heil.jpgThere's a standing gag in the comic's repertoire about the perils of taking something apart and not being able to put it back together again.

Dismantling happens in sport, too, with mixed effect..

Beads For a Better Life

By Susan Macaulay

comfort-amanor.jpgComfort Amanor is a single mother of four who dreams of one day opening a school to teach underprivileged children the art of beadmaking.

With her courage and determination, she might one day realise that challenging goal.

Family Tradition Pays the Bills

By Susan Macaulay

gladysadjimer-1.jpgWhen she was 16, Gladys Adjimer went through the traditional ritual of Dipo, where girls don ceremonial dress and beads, and dance and eat nothing but water and yam for up to four days as part of their initiation into Krobo womanhood.

This may have marked the beginning of her love of beadwork, cosmetics and jewelry.

Newfound Hope

By Susan Macaulay

cards-from-africa-2.jpgCK was born in Rwanda, the first child of her mother's second husband. But when she was still very young, her father ran out on them, and they moved around, living with different relatives.

Then came 1994, and the genocide.