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Big Applause: @EricAndKathy #Radiothon Raised 1.4M for @LurieChildrens

Big Applause: @EricAndKathy #Radiothon Raised 1.4M for @LurieChildrens

| September 16, 2013

The WTMX radio show Eric & Kathy of The Mix held its 13th #Radiothon to support Lurie Childrens Hospital and the Chicagonistas were there to help man the social media engagement during the event. The #EK4Kids Radiothon touched people with many stories from past and present patients and so many have opened their hearts and donated to […]

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Can Moms Stop Gun Violence?

Can Moms Stop Gun Violence?

| February 11, 2013 | 5 Comments

I am tired of advocating for things based on the fact that I am raising a child. Don’t get me wrong. I appreciate Mothers Against Drunk Driving and MomsRising. I have some great friends who work at MomsRising. I even signed their immigration reform petition tonight. But I have grown tired of feeling like I […]

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Our 2013 Resolution: End Violence Against Women

Our 2013 Resolution: End Violence Against Women

| January 8, 2013 | 3 Comments

2012 ended with too many stories of violence against women making headlines. An unnamed woman in New Delhi, India, was brutally raped and died of her injuries. The NY Times took national a story of a rape that appears to have been documented on social media. These tragedies have left me so utterly pissed off […]

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Twenty years later, I am still standing up for Anita Hill

Twenty years later, I am still standing up for Anita Hill

| October 9, 2012 | 3 Comments

In 1991, Anita Hill was the bravest woman I could imagine. I was a junior in high school and fascinated that a Supreme Court justice confirmation could be held up due to actions that I saw occurring on a daily basis in our hallways. The hearings occurred during school, but I caught highlights when I […]

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Thank you, Chief Justice Roberts!

Thank you, Chief Justice Roberts!

| July 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

I never thought I would say those words without sarcasm. But Thursday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding the Affordable Care Act with Roberts being the swing vote means that women owe him at least a curtsy. Yes, he voted with the majority to uphold the ban on late term abortions, but for now, women should […]

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Mujeres invites Latinas to come together

Mujeres invites Latinas to come together

| October 17, 2011 | 2 Comments

“Let’s never forget our roots and let’s never stop speaking out on behalf of our community!” Mujeres Latina en Accion founder Maria Mangual Three decades ago Maria Mangual attended a Latina leadership conference in Indiana. When she came back she organized a local conference called La Mujer Despierta. This lead to the creation of Mujeres […]

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The Hope Institute for Children & Families – Get Involved, You May Even Win a Hinsdale Home!

The Hope Institute for Children & Families – Get Involved, You May Even Win a Hinsdale Home!

| October 4, 2011 | 3 Comments

Long known for its “Big Shoulders”, Chicago has been a hub for those in need dating back as far as its rigorous beginnings. The Hope Institute for Children & Families started in Springfield Illinois 1957 when Dr. & Mrs. Charles E. Jordan had a vision for their special needs daughter. Today, with over 13 sites […]

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Deproblematizing the birthing process in Illinois

Deproblematizing the birthing process in Illinois

| August 15, 2011 | 1 Comment

After four long years, it looks like the women of Illinois will finally have the choice to give birth outside of a hospital. Even before I had my daughter (eight years ago on August 1st!), I wondered why women had to go to hospitals to have babies. Yes, I then learned that some women had […]

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It Starts With ONE Mom!

It Starts With ONE Mom!

| August 9, 2011 | 2 Comments

Do you know it only takes ONE Mom? With over 2 million members worldwide, ONE.org has compiled its resources to make huge dents in fighting extreme poverty and disease. Engaging policy makers is one of the tools ONE.org utilizes. Their latest campaign, #ONEMOMS, is buzzing around the world. Beginning July 27th 10 Mom Bloggers from […]

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How Will Chicago Women Fare in a post-Oprah World?

How Will Chicago Women Fare in a post-Oprah World?

| June 5, 2011 | 6 Comments

Well she’s gone. After a long and star-studded good-bye, Chicago is Oprah-less. For feminists, Oprah was a double-edged sword. At times she wielded her power to shed much needed light on domestic violence and the need to educate our girls here and around the globe. Yet at the same time she taught a whole generation […]

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