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In Honor of Immigrant Women By Helen Knapp
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A Story of Immigration By Carolyn Wedin
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Based on stories she heard in childhood, Carolyn Wedin imagines the lives of her grandmother and mother on farms in Northwest Wisconsin from the 1890s into the 1930s
The Women Debrowska By Leigh Podgorski
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Anatola Debrowska has a family spinning into separate orbits and a life spiraling into soul-stealing monotony when the 25 year old son she gave up at birth suddenly materializes on her doorstep. The... More > reunion does not go smoothly. When Pyotr returns abruptly to the East Coast, Anatola follows. With sister Clarisse in tow, she finds him disheveled and drunken, and together they trundle him off to Aunt Alka’s house. There a treasure trove of Debrowska-Debski archives left by Frances, the family matriarch, is revealed. Anatola breaks through Pytor’s defenses, and the archaeological dig begins. The archives lead Anatola on a journey that begins in Debowiec, Poland in January 1756 and follows the family as it is torn apart by loyalists and revolutionaries, riches and poverty, oppression and war and the partitions of a beloved homeland. The Women Debrowska interweaves the personal story of a family with the history of a nation, driven by an endearing spirit of hope that refused to be conquered.< Less
Mused - the BellaOnline Literary Review - Winter Solstice 2010 By BellaOnline The Voice of Women
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The darkest night of the year, the moment when sunlight begins to grow and re-enter our world. The Winter Solstice. Our 2010 issue of Mused celebrates a renewal of our soul. Handmade ornaments... More > celebrate the natural beauty of wood and sea urchin. An elderly lady in China waits patiently with her wares. An empty bench invites you in for a rest. A snowman ornament brings back memories of a gentler time. One poem celebrates a youth of watermelon juice and dark chocolate. Another delves the depths of a woman beyond despair. Fiction stories explore the challenging world of Alzheimers and the crumbling charade of a failing marriage. Yet hope springs eternal, as another relationship tentatively unfolds. Non-fiction tales give us a first-person view of the immigration process, of fighting through breast cancer, and spending Christmas alone. Denise Mancuso, an artist in soap, creates visions too beautiful to eat. Her mission for you - "Find what you like to do, and follow through"!< Less
Policy Proposal: Free Birth Control For All Women in America By Mike Cutno
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The current political climate in America forces the narrow spectrum of popular debate towards two uncompromising poles with little room for innovative solutions to everlasting problems. Often the... More > problem is ignored and the actors prevail; winning and losing becomes the main focus while problems persist. Issues such as abortion, immigration, health care, welfare, poverty and female empowerment can be improved through solutions that address common goals. A national policy that calls for free birth control (oral contraceptive) and family planning education for all women can address all of these issues and improve the lives of women, men, families and society as a whole.< Less
Policy Proposal: Free Birth Control For All Women in America By Mike Cutno
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The current political climate in America forces the narrow spectrum of popular debate towards two uncompromising poles with little room for innovative solutions to everlasting problems. Often the... More > problem is ignored and the actors prevail; winning and losing becomes the main focus while problems persist. Issues such as abortion, immigration, health care, welfare, poverty and female empowerment can be improved through solutions that address common goals. A national policy that calls for free birth control (oral contraceptive) and family planning education for all women can address all of these issues and improve the lives of women, men, families and society as a whole.< Less
Night School Voices 2 By Meredith Tax
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A collection of memoirs by adult education students in New York City, mostly black and Latin women, covering themes including immigration, romance, childhood trauma, family problems, and issues of... More > self-definition.< Less
Night School Voices 2 By Meredith Tax
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A collection of memoirs by adult education students in New York City, mostly black and Latin women, covering themes including immigration, romance, childhood trauma, family problems, and issues of... More > self-definition.< Less
Between Meals By Refugee Transitions
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An innovative narrative cookbook, Between Meals shares the expertise, recipes and stories of newly-arrived refugee women in the Bay Area. This book documents traditional recipes from around the... More > world--from Burma to Liberia to Afghanistan--from Refugee Transitions' participants, written down with the help of their Refugee Transitions tutors. Between Meals tells the stories of students' exile from their home countries, their journeys to the United States, and their efforts--literally and metaphorically--to nourish their families in their new California homes.< Less
Exit Cuckoo (nanny in motherland) By Lisa Ramirez
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A play by Lisa Ramirez which charts the lives of nannies, mothers and children trying to get by in a complicated social-political matrix that makes the responsibility of parenting and child care a... More > difficult emotionally tangled legal and moral web. A tale of daily triumphs by a US Latina solo performer and writer whose work has been championed by Eve Ensler.< Less