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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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#BringBackOurGirls

I am Nigerian. My father was born in Nigeria. He worked hard and was fortunate enough to be awarded a scholarship to travel to the United States for his college education. He met my mother… and the rest is history. I am my father’s daughter. I have two daughters of my own, both deeply embedded…
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A Shooting Star

I’ve only seen a shooting star once.  I caught the tail end of it disappearing into the night sky so fast that I didn’t even have time to make a wish on it.  Yet in my memory, I can vividly see that beautiful star sailing gracefully across the endless darkness.  It was as if time slowed…
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In Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Thank you, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., for leading the way. You said it best. HOW ARE YOU MAKING A CAREER OF HUMANITY? Comment and share – I’d love to hear! Social Justice: A Woman’s Place analyzes structural social inequalities in order to promote justice. *excerpt from the Values Statement of A Woman’s Place Ifeoma…
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A Wish for my Children

Dear Phoenix and Trinity, It’s November and the Gratitude Train continues rolling along. I was recently gifted with a reason to pause and think about my life, life’s fragility, and my legacy. You two popped right into mind. I sincerely hope that you see me as much more than the grouchy den mother who barks…
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How Did We Get Here?

Last Friday, I found myself sitting in a meeting of the Bucks County Women’s Advocacy Coalition. I was sitting between two women – Donna J. Byrne to my left and Tam St. Claire to my right. (I’m hoping they don’t mind me mentioning their names.) I didn’t think anything of it at the time, but I…
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When the Stork Arrives

“There was an old woman who lived in a shoe. She had so many children she didn’t know what to do….” In 1989, the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme recommended that July 11 be observed by the international community as World Population Day. As the world population continues to climb, the implications…
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Finding fun. and Justice in LGBT Pride

Wander into my office on most days and you’ll find me reminding my stellar staff to find the fun in what they do. Social justice work of any kind is hard work. You’re working to right a wrong, to balance an inequality. You’re working for justice – moral rightness – which can be an exhausting…
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I Run… Because I Won’t Give Up

UltraMarathon Man Dean Karnazes said, “Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl ifyou must; just never give up.” The pursuit of social justice calls for that same resolve. We can just never give up. Imagine if we gave up? If Rosa Parks got up from her seat on the bus? If Susan…
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What Would I Do if I Weren’t Afraid?

1) I’d write this blog honestly. To answer such a question demands a level of honesty that we’d all like to say we’re comfortable with…while we avoid eye contact with the discussion leader and hope someone else answers the question first. We aren’t going around the room, are we? Aristotle said, “We are what we…
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