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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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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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Beyond Boundaries

Just over a week ago, my family and I road tripped down to Williamsburg, Virginia to cheer on my older sister Charlotte as she graduated from the College of William and Mary. Families and friends gathered, eagerly anticipating the day’s events, meticulously scanning for their loved ones amongst the basketball arena’s 8,600 person capacity. Kudos…
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Keep Marching Forward

The staff at A Woman’s Place wears yellow in honor of Women’s Equality Day. Please wear yellow on Tuesday, August 26th to show your support too. As we approach Women’s Equality Day 2014 we are posting a blog written last year by Valerie B. Jarrett, a Senior Advisor to the President. She oversees the Offices…
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Who’s in the Frame?

Last week in my blog (click here to read #BringBackOurGirls) I asked a question. In the spirit of changing the world by changing the questions, what is the right question. What question might we ask to bring out the best in each other? Guess what? Someone sent me a suggestion! My dear friend, co-worker, director…
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Struggle = Thankful + Strong

We are days away from the end of March – Women’s History Month – and it has been a glorious month of celebrating women. I am the mother of two girls – two future women. There is a long line of incredible women who came before me. I have been mentored by a community of…
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Violence Against Women —Unfinished Business

On January 4th, we sent an email out from the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) that asked everyone to urge their lawmakers to prioritize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) as early as possible in 2013. We need to continue to urge them until it is passed.  Reposted below is a great article…
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Why Women Must Change Our Narrative to Break Through to Leadership

by Gloria Feldt With a virtual thud, the Catalyst 2012 Census of Fortune 500 companies hit my e-mailbox: NEW YORK (December 11, 2012)—Despite high-profile news about gender gaps, equal pay, and women on boards, once again the needle barely budged for women aspiring to top business leadership in corporate America, according to the 2012 Catalyst…
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