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Womens Voices for Change

The Power of a Woman's Voice

Tabby Biddle | Posted 07.18.2012 | Impact
Tabby Biddle

All of this is very understandable. There are many reasons, particularly as women, that we want to hide. We have -- in a way -- been trained this way. It keeps us safe.

How To Know If A Hysterectomy Is Right For You

Patricia Yarberry Allen | Posted 07.06.2011 | Home
Patricia Yarberry Allen

Hysterectomy remains the second most common major surgical procedure performed on women in the United States after Cesarean section. But each patient should be treated as an individual.

'Desert Flower' A Must-See Film About a Must-Change Custom

Patricia Yarberry Allen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Patricia Yarberry Allen

Desert Flowerschronicles the story of a young Somali girl who made the journey from the harsh conditions as a desert nomad to unexpected success as a fashion model and activist.

Menopause, Sex And Valentine's Day: Dr. Pat's Notebook

Patricia Yarberry Allen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Patricia Yarberry Allen

Valentine's Day month is a great opportunity to try some new tricks to jump start a libido that might be on life support, or to make better use of the juice we know we have.

Hormone Therapy and Breast Cancer: More Bad News

Patricia Yarberry Allen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Patricia Yarberry Allen

The Million Women Study is a British observational study that began in May 1996 and ended in December 2001.

Reading The New Yorker, Thinking About Daphne Merkin

Laura Baudo Sillerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Laura Baudo Sillerman

Merkin's meticulous dissections of depression have set a standard for courage in the face of the mind's adversities. She confronts herself again and again in ways that are excruciatingly revealing.

Made Here, Served 600 Miles Away: The Highland Games Dinner

Patricia Yarberry Allen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Patricia Yarberry Allen

I volunteered to fly to Michigan on Saturday and prepare a celebratory dinner for the clan--16 of us in all--for that night, after the family would have spent an exhausting day at the Games.

Judy Collins: Beauty Gets Down to Business

Laura Baudo Sillerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Laura Baudo Sillerman

A mature audience couldn't find a better role model than Judy Collins, a recording artist whose latest CD includes a duet of "Diamonds and Rust" with Joan Baez. She's a businesswoman with the voice of a choir of angels.

Judy Collins Goes Over the Rainbow

Laura Baudo Sillerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Laura Baudo Sillerman

The new book Over the Rainbow comes with a CD soundtrack sung by Ms. Collins, and it is possible to believe one is actually being transported to another dimension when listening to it.

Mary Karr, Fearless Web Warrior

Laura Baudo Sillerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Laura Baudo Sillerman

The paperback edition of her searing, beautifully reviewed memoir, Lit, has hit the shelves, and Karr is striking out to stoke the sales buzz for a book that should be flying out the door all on its own.

Millicent Borges Accardi: Woman on a Shaky Bridge

Laura Baudo Sillerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Laura Baudo Sillerman

In my life, time, especially time to write, is what I fight for.

Jeanne-Claude's Memorial Service. You Are Invited.

Laura Baudo Sillerman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Laura Baudo Sillerman

On Monday, April 26, 2010, thousands of celebrants walked through mournful rain to what could only be called a joyful Happening.

Autumn's First Kiss: a Wake-up Call Or a Sweet Fragrance?

Patricia Yarberry Allen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Patricia Yarberry Allen

The change of seasons has brought a bounty of smart writing to Women's Voices for Change.

Something Wonderful is Happening in Michigan Tonight

Elizabeth Hemmerdinger | Posted 09.30.2013 | Media
Elizabeth Hemmerdinger

I'd like to bring your attention to a most wonderful film that I hope you'll get to see, ASPARAGUS! Stalking the American Life

Arianna and Silda Wall Spitzer on The Time of Our Lives

Elizabeth Hemmerdinger | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Hemmerdinger

On March 31, 2009, attorney Silda Wall Spitzer and Arianna Huffington were the headliners at a luncheon held by Womens Voices for Change. The theme of the day was personal reinvention.

Women Get Respect -- Part 2

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

For countless women, Gloria Steinem is the personification of their own struggle with gender issues. From the stage, she paid homage to women of accomplishment in their respective fields that were in the audience.