Category: Her Stories

What Does Your Halloween Costume Say About You?

DENVER—This isn’t my first time writing about Halloween costumes. If you're not familiar with the holiday, Halloween is observed on October 31 and originated in Ireland. In the U.S.,  kids dress…

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Her Story: Ageism at 42?  

DENVER--It was the stiff tone of such a casual question that still sticks out in my mind:  “Are you comfortable working with people in their 20s?”  I wondered if I'd heard…

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Her Story: Is Being Polite Holding Women Back?

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM— It might sound silly that being polite could hold women back, but it’s common and often goes unrecognized. While completing an internship at a regional newspaper recently,…

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Her Stories: A Beijing 2022 Figure Skating Hopeful Gets Olympic Fever in South Korea

PYEONGCHANG, SOUTH KOREA--Yesterday I arrived in PyeongChang as a part of the Team Great Britain Ambition Programme. My skating partner, Lewis Gibson, and I, along with four other British athletes and…

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Her Stories: Four Flint Philanthropists Fund Film on Human Trafficking

GENESEE COUNTY, MICHIGAN - Human sex trafficking is a misunderstood concept. Like many others, I initially believed the Hollywood version of the problem: A victim is kidnapped off the street…

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Her Story: My Mother’s Alcoholism, Dry January and the Women’s Movement

DENVER--Dry January. It sounds inhospitable, boring, lonely even, especially coming on the heels of December which is chock full of reasons to surround yourself with friends and alcohol. Until recently,…

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Her Stories: On the Precipice of Parenthood

LONDON--Whoever created the German word schadenfreude—it is defined as “enjoyment obtained from the troubles of others”—must have been a parent.

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Her Stories: A Daughter’s Peace

ŠEKOVICI, BOSNIA--With the The Hague conviction today of Ratko Mladic, the "Butcher of Bosnia", I was reminded what genocide smells like: syrupy rotten decay. Over a decade ago I witnessed…

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R.I.P. Sexist Halloween Costumes 

DENVER--Let’s face it, Halloween costume options for girls mostly suck, especially when you think of them in terms of gender roles. Girls get to be pretty princesses, helpless damsels in distress,…

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Her Stories: No Problem Too Big

DENVER--My family is large—I have eight brothers and sisters—and I’m amazed every day by how much I learn from my siblings. When I was in kindergarten, my parents approached my…

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