I made him leave the room when the nurses would come to change my bag, with my mum guarding the door until she'd finished. I made sure not to take my top off around him or expose my stomach. I was certain that in order to still be pretty to him i'd have to be fully clothed at all time.
There's been plenty written about what boards and senior management can do to drive greater diversity. And there's even more what women can do to advocate for themselves. But what can each of us do, individually, on a day-to-day basis, to advance this?
As TEDWomen 2015 launches this week, we celebrate how far society has come. We no longer exclude women from attending university or joining certain professions.
Hurricane Ike struck the Texas Gulf Coast on September 13, 2008 and dumped 53 inches of water in our house. Texas is once again the site of massive flooding. Our family was spared this time but it brought back vivid memories.
I knew that I might not survive. The cancer was highly aggressive and the surgeries were very risky, carrying a 50% percent paralysis risk. At times I was tempted to focus on the injustice of it all. I'd done nothing to deserve this, but no cancer patient ever does. So, instead of staring hopelessly at the bleakness of my situation I determined to be positive...
Then June 1st will appear and we disappear from your consciousness. We go back to being the first or last story on the newscast. We become the story on your newsfeed you pass by. We fade back into the background.
Welfarists believe that farmed animals can be treated with respect in both life and in death, but there is nothing respectful about taking a life. To kill is inherently the utmost act of disrespect.
It's not something that just afflicts people of one color or ethnicity. It's striking families who never imagined that they could find themselves telling their kids that they don't have any food or that the electricity has been shut off.
Almost 18 months ago while studying nursing in London, Claire Foran was sexually assaulted. In the months that followed she struggled to confide in those close to her. Realizing that she needed to be surrounded by those she loved, she returned home only to come to the harsh realization that the trauma she experienced was not going to evaporate.
Through long conversations with her friend and eventual GirlTrek co-founder Vanessa Garrison, Dixon discovered that both she and Garrison had an unfulfilled sense of purpose. Specifically, they both wanted to give back to female African-American community.
In our relationship, we tend to think and talk a lot about whether we are doing useful things with our lives. It's important to us to believe that we are, but it can sometimes be hard to know.
And there are heroes in Maplewood. Who are they? When one of them falls and dies, we all cry and pay our respects. Angelo Vayas, who passed away at his home in Maplewood this past weekend, is a hero. I attended his wake at Morrow Church yesterday.
I am the best bad leader in the world. Not only do I know everything about how to fail as a leader but I also have spent large amounts of time with bad leaders.
Bertha Favela-Xiong is 23 years old and recently made her first trip to New York City during Fleet Week. It was not by plane, car or bus but instead on the Navy's USS San Antonio where she holds the rank of Ensign.
I believe responsible coffee lovers would prefer to enjoy their coffee in partnership with those who grow it. I am proposing a compensation of only 10 cents from each cup of coffee sold in the industrialized world to help eradicate poverty in all coffee growing regions in one generation.
Every five minutes, a woman in the U.S. is diagnosed with lung cancer. I recently sat down with Jutta Becker, a lung cancer survivor, to learn about her journey with lung cancer and her mission to educate others on the prevalence of lung cancer in women.