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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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Once a Week, Once in a Lifetime

When I first set foot in the AWP Emergency Shelter in mid-June this past summer, I did not know what to expect. What would I be doing there? Would the clients like me? Would I enjoy this opportunity? And as I have been a volunteer there for almost five months now, I realize, with such…
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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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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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Teeming with Teens

The last couple weeks of my life have been full of teens. I’m driving them, talking to them, listening to them, building programs for them… you name it. And, I have to tell you, I am excited. (Full disclosure: I might have sarcastically asked one if I needed to draw a map for her to…
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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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#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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R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Aretha Franklin has turned the words of Otis Redding’s Respect into a declaration of a strong and confident woman demanding her partner respect her. There is no question, that is what she insists upon to make the relationship work. Respect is the foundation of any relationship – platonic, familial, or romantic. A Woman’s Place (AWP)…
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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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