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Lessons From My First Week

I’m new here. My title is “manager of corporate and foundation relations,” but all that really means is that my job is to tell a compelling story to businesses and foundations about the work we do. This is what I do for a living in the nonprofit world: I’m a story teller. I know the…
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Family Matters

While we sit around the dinner table and I look back and forth between my moms, I remember how it was hard to understand, as a kid, that it was okay to have a different family.  I used to think that something was missing, that there was something wrong because I didn’t have a father. …
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Carrying on the Legacy

I grew up in the 50’s and early 60’s and was raised by a feminist mother. I didn’t realize that was what she was at the time but I do now. My mom was strong, independent and believed females could do anything. When I look back at that time most households around us were following…
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From the Perspective of a 20 Year Old.

My name is Madeleine Weick and I have just completed a 10 week internship with A Woman’s Place (AWP) through Foundation’s Community Partnerships’ Summer Youth Corps program. The 10 weeks that I interned at AWP were a whirlwind of emotions and experiences. From working in the administrative office to the emergency shelter, I was able to gain a comprehensive understanding…
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Proud

June is Pride Month, a month of celebration and an opportunity to show support to the LGBTQA+ community. This year, like many organizations, we at Planned Parenthood Keystone are looking at ways to help examine and strengthen our efforts as allies.  We offer medical services that reach all members of our community, and three weekly…
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Finding Father’s Day

Granddad died when I was quite young. When I was 20-something, my dad once remarked how much he missed talking with him. He wished he could still seek granddad’s advice, benefit from his experience. Dad passed a few years ago also, so I now understand that occasional yearning for paternal wisdom all too well. Not…
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Emotional Auditing

Are you okay? You look sad? What’s the matter? Is something bothering you? Have you ever heard this when you didn’t want to be asked? Some people are truly concerned. Some people greedily shake you down for some juicy drama. Then there are people within your social circle who want to keep you in line….
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My First Time at Advocacy Day

My first question to myself was what is Advocacy Day? As an employee of A Woman’s Place and new member of the Bucks County Women’s Advocacy Coalition (BCWAC), I had heard a lot about the infamous Advocacy Day but I did not know what the day had in store for me. Boy was I in…
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Mother’s Day Double Play

Flowers and a meal are predictable Mother’s Day offerings. Are you seeking a different experience this year? There are many ways you can honor mom, or connect with moms who need to feel appreciated. Why not try one of these ideas? You’ll have a great time and support A Woman’s Place (AWP), too! Treat mom…
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Fairytales

I’ve always been fascinated with folklore. I couldn’t settle for Disney; I wanted to see different versions of every fairytale. In my teens, my brother complained about me reading the Brothers Grimm despite the gore between the pages. In college, I studied Russian Fairytales and learned that every folktale had a hidden meaning for children…
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