Fight or Be Fondled – Rising Above a Bully of a Boss

Dorri Olds tells her personal account of battling a bully of a boss who made sexual harassment a daily occurrence. Other women refused to help, but Olds took the best revenge.

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Dorri Olds Art

Melissa Blake Says ‘My Cats Are Heroes’

Blake’s first cat Harry came into her life at a crucial time. It was after her father’s suicide. Sisters Melissa and Joy, and their mother, grappling with grief. “Harry gave us so much love when we needed it most,” said Blake. “We gave Harry a home, thinking that we were saving him. But instead, Harry saved us.”

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Ms Foundation For Women Celebrates Historic Win Of Kamala Harris

Ms. Foundation I had to share this Ms. Foundation statement about the Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Win! “Ms. Foundation applauds President-elect Joseph R. Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on their monumental victory.” We are ecstatic to witness the first Black—or South Asian—person and the first-ever WOMAN elected to serve as Vice President of … Read more

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The War on Drugs Doles Out Harsh Punishments that Harm Children the Most • The Sentence

In the searing new documentary The Sentence, we discover that the casualties of the “War on Drugs” extend beyond the millions of Americans harshly punished with prison time—their families suffer the brunt. Director Rudy Valdez, an American of Mexican descent, began filming his three nieces for his sister Cindy Shank because she was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison. It was her first offense. She was labeled a conspirator.

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Kate Spade

Kate Spade Was Not Selfish – Dorri Olds told CBS News – Kate was Mentally ill

Award-winning writer Dorri Olds survived multiple suicide attempts, she told CBS News, “Even with the best intentions, I don’t think Kate Spade could have snapped herself out of it. When you’re suicidal, you’re not thinking about anybody else, and it’s not because your selfish. It is because you’re not well…. It’s about mental illness,” said Dorri Olds, who said she understands what Kate Spade what must have been feeling. The 56-year-old says she tried to commit suicide multiple times before getting help. We need to remove stigma from the conversation about mental health

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Health OP-ED Ms. Diagnoses: Women’s Lives Are at Risk

National Women’s Health Week is May 13–19. During that time the Coalition for Women’s Health Equity convened by Hadassah will hold its second annual summit in Washington, DC. The Coalition’s 28 members include the American Heart Association, Black Women’s Health Imperative, WomenAgainstAlzheimer’s, N.O.W., Planned Parenthood, and other organizations fighting for gender equity in medical prevention, research, funding, and quality care.

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A Mother’s Reaction to her Daughter’s Long Ago Teenage Rape Story

My Mom wrote: Dorri’s powerful and heartbreaking essay “Defriending My Rapist” published in The New York Times Opinionator: Townies. She was 13 when junior high school classmates gang attacked her.”

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