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Men as Allies

By Allan Kupersmith, AWP Development Intern Being a cis-gender man who interns at A Woman’s Place, has made me think about how my gender affects my place at AWP and how I can be a helpful and supportive ally. Last month’s charges of psychical, emotional, and racial abuse against former New York Attorney General Eric…
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Remembering MCA

By Allan Kupersmith, AWP Development Intern This May 4 marked six years since Adam “MCA” Yauch of the Beastie Boys died of salivary cancer. Six years might seem like a weird time for a retrospective piece. However, in addition to his music, Yauch’s place as an advocate, and ally is worth revisiting. Yauch was an important…
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Separating the Art from the Artist

By Allan Kupersmith, AWP Development Intern Whether it’s film, TV, books, or music, audiences are often confronted by artists who are in some ways troublesome. This can range from having “un-PC” lyrical or literary content to being an abusive criminal. For many years, viewers would shrug off their hero’s less than reputable actions by saying…
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Imagining a World Without Domestic Violence

It’s often said in nonprofit circles that the ultimate goal of any nonprofit organization should be to eliminate the need to exist. Food pantries hope there is no more hunger, homelessness agencies hope everyone has a home, so it follows that the goal of A Woman’s Place should be to end domestic violence in Bucks…
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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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The Generosity Marketplace

As 2015 got underway, A Woman’s Place (AWP) announced a new alliance with another organization serving people in need in our community: the Coalition to Shelter and Support the Homeless (CSSH). Read more about the details here. If you haven’t heard of CSSH before, they are an inter-faith effort that operates the Code Blue Shelters in Bucks County during…
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Bedtime Kisses and Safe Dreams

My daughter recently turned 15. I know, I know. It’s so hard to believe. You can say it. “O.M.G. Ify! You don’t begin to look like you could be the mother of a 15-year-old. You’re more like sisters.” Thank you. As I said good night to my daughter on her 15th birthday, I was flooded…
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Mirror Work

The Thursday Night Ladies (the writing group at A Woman’s Place) just celebrated their 2nd birthday on January 19. Our faithful facilitator has challenged us along the way to do our “mirror work,” to stand in front of the mirror, face-to-face with ourselves, and speak a kind and loving affirmation. I am terrible at mirror…
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Happy Bake Cookies Day!

When Ken and I married four years ago this past October, we had a small wedding. And while we’d asked that guests “just bring yourself” – discouraging any gift-giving – my BFF and her partner showed up with a ginormous, need-a-forklift package, which, when I unwrapped it the next day, began howling with laughter. “You…
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Smiling’s My Favorite

Winter was closing in on State College.  Those perfect fall days were giving way to the encroaching frost, the trees reluctantly loosening their grips on their colorful blankets of leaves.  I was sad to see my favorite season come to an end, but I knew there was a lot to look forward to in the…
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