Articles in Category: Women Worldwide

7 Lessons From Making Love In The Kitchen

meghan telpner

Article By Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti

Five years ago Meghan Telpner was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, a condition that is commonly believed to have no cure.

She was given the options of surgery and medication for the rest of her life, still without the potential of a cure. Her doctor told her that diet would have no effect and that she would have to learn to live with it.

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Lauryn Oates (Changent/Teacher)

Lauryn OatesI basically divide my life by the year 1996.

Many important things happened that year, including the arrest of the unibomber, the discovery that mad cow disease was transmittable to humans, a blizzard that killed 150 people in the US, the start of the fighting in Chechnya, Yasser Arafat was re-elected president of the Palestinian Authority, and…

the Taliban captured Kabul and subsequently become the de facto governors of Afghanistan.

Women Create Peace in Liberia

leymah-gboweeSusan notes: Speaking during the "Rape as a Weapon of War" panel at the Women in the World conference on March 12, 2010, activist and 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Leymah Gbowee presented a novel idea for addressing the problem of rape in the Congo and elsewhere:

Michelle Obama should call a meeting of African first ladies whom Gbowee asserted, would "come running" at her suggestion.

Also see her story below the video.

Kyla Sews For Kenya

BestatWorkSmallerArticle by Ella Kirk, Mom and teacher.

As a teacher, I think that it is vitally important to help empower the younger generation to have a positive impact on the world and to be global citizens.

As a parent of a daughter who has encountered extreme personal struggles, I find it is essential that I support her in all of her passions and for Kyla those are becoming a humanitarian and sewing. 

One Mom's Efforts Honour Her Son

Sirdeaner L. Walker

Article by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti.

In a telephone interview to The Springfield Republican last March, Sirdeaner L. Walker said that when she had a moment alone with U.S. President Barack Obama in the White House, she used the time to tell the president about her son, Carl Walker-Hoover.

Like any proud mother, Walker even showed the president the class picture of her 11-year –old son dressed up in a suit.